Grim video footage showed a BMW driver being pulled from his car in the Bronx by two carjackers who punched and stabbed him before stealing it.
The unidentified victim, who is 25, also lost $1,000 of jewlelry in the attack, which took place on May 7, and which was publicized with video by the NYPD earlier today.
A carjacker in a red coat could be seen throwing punches, with a second man in a gray sweatshirt held onto the man’s wrist as they pushed him against a parked silver Ford car.
The BMW sat just out of sight, behind the Ford, although it’s door can just be seen sitting open in the video.
One of the men reportedly entered the man’s car through the passenger side, while the other climbed through the backseat on the driver’s side, the New York Post reported.
A 25-year-old man was carjacked and ‘punched, stabbed, and slashed’ by two unidentified suspects in the Bronx on May 7 around 8pm
The two suspects (pictured) fled the scene after stealing the man’s watch, two chains, and three bracelets, totaling around $1,000, police said. Authorities are offering $3,500 to anyone who knows information
The two men, dressed in gray and red, allegedly entered the man’s black BMW (pictured in the street) and held him at gunpoint and demanded his property. When he tried to flee the vehicle, they got out and attacked him
The front seat suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the victim hand over his property.
The man attempted to flee the vehicle but his attackers can be seen on surveillance footage pulling the man, wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans, from a black BMW that is parked in the middle of the road.
It is unclear why the suspects began fighting with the man instead of fleeing with the vehicle.
As the fight continues, the men reportedly took a watch, two chains, and three bracelets off the man, totaling around $1,000 in property, police told the New York Post.
The pair then fled into a nearby building and are still at large.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Medical Center in stable condition. It is unclear what his injuries are.
The NYPD is offering a $3,500 reward to anyone that knows anything about the incident.
The incident is just another instance of crime riddling the Big Apple since the start of the pandemic.
Carjacking is up 58 percent this year as brazen thieves target luxury cars throughout the five boroughs.
Overall crime is up 40 percent, slightly down in the last few months, but that doesn’t console New Yorkers, who are still facing large feats of violent crimes as criminals continue to be let back out on the streets.
Overall crime is up 40 percent (pictured) in New York City, while carjacking is up 58 percent
All violent crime is up, except murder and shooting victims, which is down almost 12 and 3.5 percent, respectively.
Transit is up the highest at 62 percent as New Yorkers have experienced several passengers being pushed onto tracks, as well as a mass shooting on Brooklyn subway train.
Assault is also up almost 20 percent and burglary and robbery have spiked 33 and 42 percent, respectively.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, 61, said he would crack down on crime by adding more officers in the subway stations and even encourages riders to report officers who are busy talking or on their phones instead of vigilantly patrolling.
He announced the Subway Safety Plan in February to help remove homeless people and the mentally ill from public transport, deploying a team of health workers to help offer the misfortunate with resources, and said the state will invest $9million a year into mental health workers.
Homeless people can still be found in stations and on subway cars and police are typically only spotted at bigger stations, despite the ongoing crime crisis.