Surveillance footage captured in Baltimore shows a civilian employee for the city’s police department being attacked and severely beaten by a group of teens — who rode up and robbed him on electric scooters.
“That is extremely shocking,” said BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison after being shown the footage by WJZ.
“It is extremely worrisome and troublesome and disturbing,” he told the station.
The graphic video shows a trio of teens setting upon a 59-year-old department employee, described by police officials as a male civilian, at around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
One of the youths can be seen stomping the man repeatedly on the head before rummaging through his pockets and taking off.
The suspects were described as two male teens and one female riding Lime e-scooters, according to WJZ.
Their early morning beat-down is just one in a series of attacks to be reported in Charm City recently.
Baltimore police are also on the hunt for four men who robbed new BPD deputy commissioner Daniel Murphy — another civilian employee who doesn’t carry a weapon or a badge — at gunpoint last week while he was out with his wife. Neither of them were injured.
“My wife and I are lucky that we’re safe,” Murphy told WJZ. “Many in the community have suffered from far worse.”
Additional footage released by the CBS-affiliate on Thursday shows a carjacking that unfolded right around the corner from where Murphy was robbed. A family with a child had been unloading items out of their minivan when two individuals ran up and forced their way into the vehicle before taking off, cops said.
The incident happened Tuesday — the same day a woman holding a 5-week-old baby was reportedly pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood.
Police described the suspects as two teenage girls with a BB gun. They were later arrested that evening.
“I think it’s terrifying and horrible,” resident Samantha Redman told WJZ. “It’s not something you want to think about happening in your own neighborhood.”
Police officials said Thursday that they were doing everything they could to stop the violence — which comes just one month after the department launched a new “crime reduction strategy” that it claimed would “reduce the victimization and fear of victimization of violent crime in Baltimore City.”
“We are deploring all of our resources in the most aggressive way, but not abusive, to be in as many places as we can to deter it,” said commissioner Harrison.
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