In the early afternoon on Wednesday, March 2nd, a 91-year old and her neighbor faced a despicable attack. A resident of our community for more than four decades, a senior citizen, was choked and robbed at gunpoint – her neighbor similarly victimized. As fellow New Yorkers, we stand in solidarity – to offer our support, and to speak out against this awful crime.
Everyone deserves peace on our streets, and our senior citizens deserve freedom from a criminal attacker – an attacker with no sense of decency, no sense of respect for the lives our senior citizens have lived, no ability to honor his fellow neighbor – an attacker cruelly seeking to rob. We stand here today because we have a sense of decency, we honor the lives of our senior citizen neighbors, and we insist on safety for everyone in our community.
We are relying on the public now to help police apprehend the culprit – if you have information call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS. And this crime underscores the importance of working to stop guns and the United Against Violence Task Force I established – we welcome community groups and concerned neighbors who wish to join and help stop violence – for more information on the United Against Violence Task Force get in touch with my office at 718 284 4700.