31-year-old Danish tourist shot in back by Manhattan robber after refusing to hand over cellphone
- A Danish tourist was shot in the back Sunday morning in New York while demanding to hand over his phone to a robber
- The incident happened on New York’s Upper West Side at approximately 3:30 a.m. when the man returned from a party
- The tourist was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and is in stable condition
- No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing
A tourist from Denmark was shot in the back New YorkUpper West Side Sunday morning after refusing to hand over his cell phone to a burglar, police said.
The tourist was returning home from a party when he was pulled over by a gunman at 103rd Street and West End Avenue at 3:30 a.m.
The unknown man demanded money from the man, and then a mobile phone.
When the Danish resident tried to refuse the shot to his demands and leave, he was shot in the back.
“He just kept walking and the guy shot him,” a police source said.
The scene on New York’s Upper West Side where a Danish tourist was shot in the back after running away from a robber
The tourist was detained by an unknown person who demanded money and a phone from him, but the tourist refused him.
Originally from Argentina, the victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition
The man, who was born in Argentina but is a resident of Denmark, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in a stable condition.
No immediate arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing, according to the NYPD.
New Yorkers are tired of the latest spike in violence and crime on the city’s streets, as well as mass robberies and physical altercations in many neighborhoods.
The widespread problem of crime is not limited to any one area: areas that were once considered safe are now riddled with crime.
In Manhattan’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood, children are allegedly exposed to nudity, sex and drug use, while business owners deal with constant break-ins.
Frustration is growing among residents, as overall crime has risen by 35.31 percent compared to last year.
As of September 4, approximately 11,737 robberies were reported – an increase of approximately 3,318 compared to the same period last year.
Meanwhile, 10,500 thefts were registered, which is about 2,600 more than in 2021.
Criminal assaults also rose by 18.2 per cent, with grand theft leading the rise in crime with more than 10,000 cases reported compared to last year.
The city also saw a 39 percent increase in robberies and a 21 percent increase in aggravated assault.
According to reports, there has been a massive police exodus from the NYPD this year New York Post2,465 police officers have resigned from the department — a 42 percent increase from the 1,731 who resigned at the same time last year.