Bible Belted: NYPD Seeks Thugs Who Beat Fordham Heights Man, Took Bible

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is hunting for a vicious trio who have been robbing folks along Creston Avenue in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx.

The brutes are described as African Americans, aged 16-20. They may have a fourth accomplice.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan speaks with the victim

Police say the thugs have struck three times in the same spot: 181st & Creston Avenue, just off the Grand Concourse. They’ve allegedly robbed people on July 23, August 3 and August 8. In all three cases, the muggings were in the early morning – between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.

The August 8 attack was caught on tape and is shocking for its senseless brutality.

Watch the surveillance video:

The victim, a 64-year-old man, is seen walking into the lobby of 2100 Creston Avenue. He seems to graciously hold open the lobby door for the suspect approaching him from behind.

Once inside the vestibule, though, the first thug pounces on the man, putting him into a chokehold and hurtling him to the ground. That’s when the other muggers come through the door, one stumbling in eagerness to participate in the attack.

The goons then tug, punch and pull at the victim in an effort to get his belongings. One has a blue shirt turned up over their head, another’s pants are sagging low enough to nearly fall off, the first thug is wearing a yellow shirt.

The victim, who asked not to be identified, told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan the thugs ripped his pants trying to get his wallet and cell phone out of his pocket.

The brutal trio also took his Bible.

mugging Bible Belted: NYPD Seeks Thugs Who Beat Fordham Heights Man, Took Bible

The victim of an alleged mugging holds up a pair of pants that were ripped apart during the incident (credit: Terry Sheridan/1010 WINS)

The victim said he found his credit cards thrown on the street a day after the alleged attack.

Anyone with any information as to who these suspects are is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. To do so, you can:

  • Log on to the Crime Stoppers website.
  • Call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are kept confidential.
  • Text a tip to CRIMES (274367) and entering TIP577.

If caught and captured, what’s the appropriate punishment in this case? Sound off in our comments section.

Comments

One Comment

  1. DJ in PA says:

    This kind of violence will get people upset when it’s three white guys beating up a black man. Then the shlt will hit da fan.

    1. BigBoa says:

      You can BET the HoUSE that the FiRST time it happens, Sharpton, Jackson, the marxist media, etc, will all be fit to be tied. Let them. A message needs to be sent that this behavior will no longer be tolerated.

    2. Beatdude says:

      You just had a gang of white teens beat and kill a black man. They beat him first, then one of them drove over him with his truck. Hmmmmm guess you didn’t see the animal mentality then.

  2. Dave says:

    Great Post!!hahah (sad but true..

  3. OutTexasWay says:

    It is all Jesse and Al’s fault that “their peeps” behave this way, as it is all whitey’s fault anyway. JPrimus is on the right track.

  4. riker says:

    The liberal welfare state destroyed the black family and created the most violent race in America.

    I am friends with a very experienced police Sargent in a major metro area…he insists these savages keep doing this because they know they will get away with the crime. The liberal criminal justice system has also failed.

    Lets face it , for the safety of decent black and white people , and for the precious lives of children….these animals are beyond repair and need to be warehoused in a prison for life

    how’s that hope and change working for everyone?

    1. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

      GET YOUR CLUE…BUILDING 7.

      FULLY GOVJACKED.

      THEY OWN THE CORPORATIONS, THUS THE MEDIA, ALL FORMS.

      WAKE UP

      1. Mikey says:

        Looks like the psych ward let out the wrong patient…

      2. Roze says:

        And what in the hell does that have to do with black-on-white crime? You’re obviously a troll trying to make us look bonkers. Idiot.

      3. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        ROZE…”OBVIOUSLY”…YOU CANNOT THINK.

        YOU “OBVIOUSLY” CANNOT CONNECT THE DOTS.

        “OBVIOUSLY” UNINFORMED, AND FULLY MUSHED IN THE SKULL, YOU LIKELY “THUNK” YOU ARE AWAKE._________NOT.

        __________BUILDING 7____________

        INFORM YOUR FOOLED , CONNED DERRIERE.

      4. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        mikey, you are a total dolt.

        Use the search bar [instructions are available]

        START WITH BUILDING 7

    2. ILVCOPS says:

      What would ever posess you to become friends with a cop?

    3. truthinTX says:

      The state did not destroy the black family; they did it all by themselves. The state cannot change the character of a man or woman – a person either has integrity and honor, or they don’t. Period.

      1. ed says:

        You are right, the state did not do it, liberals in power did.

      2. MrFlippy says:

        Handouts and the continuous promise of handouts from Dems certainly CAN change the character of the weak and/or marginal of character. Character has to be built, and it can be destroyed too.

  5. James Angryjew says:

    This country is FAR too lax on our criminals.

    http://www.askanangryjew.com/html/Police_Officers_Tough_Job.html

  6. paul ford says:

    shoot them

    1. stbennett says:

      yes,yes,yes

  7. JPrimus says:

    Folks, please arm yourselves. We need to start killing some of these individuals. The more you kill, the less likely it is to happen to you. That’s the dirty little secret. They’d like you to believe that it would only beget more violence. Not true.

    These individuals are animals in need of simple stimulus training, as they are simple animals. Let them know that civilians are arming themselves and shooting at the first sign of trouble, and they will cease the behavior. Pay no mind to Al Sharpton, their den leader, society will be on your side.

    1. BigBoa says:

      The key is now to do it in such numbers that they can’t even contemplate prosecution.

    2. R. Smithers says:

      Yes you have the solution sir. The only thing that will stop this is a violent crackdown or epic proportions. The mentality of these roaches is that they will continue to wreak havoc until they meet violent resistance. That is essentially what they are waiting for.

      Look people, this is the fundamental part of the problem: we have been misled to believe that blacks are just white people with black skin. This is compete BS. It not only their skin color that is different it is their psychology as well. We can’t treat them as white people because they do not think like white people. They cannot be grateful for things given to them – they will just expect more. They view generosity as weakness. Like children, they will try to test the waters to see what they can get away with. They will try to size you up and if they see weakness, will exploit. Look at who they usually go after:soft targets like the elderly and women.

      That being said, the only think they understand is fear and terror. This is the politics of Africa. Once their hands get burned they will think twice before putting them in the fire again.

      1. BigBoa says:

        The mightiest of the mighty, the mighty Boa, says thank you so very, very much…..

  8. boovie says:

    let’s bring back gladiator fights. these punks can be the saturday matinee.

  9. not sure says:

    Looks like the dude they attacked was black. I really feel for decent black people when they see and have to deal with what some elements of their society are doing.

  10. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

    THESE THREE ARE THE IDIOTS PRODUCED BY DESIGN, AND WHEN THEY CUT THE FOOD STAMPS, BY DESIGN, THEN, AFTER DAYS OR WEEKS…THEY WILL BRING THE TROOPS IN. THE ONES THAT THEY ADMIT THEY ARE TRAINING, RIGHT NOW. GOOGLE IT, IF YOU DOUBT.

    HELL, LEARN TO USE THAT SEARCH BAR, LIKE YOU BREATH.

    SEEK TRUTH.

    WAKE UP, ITS A PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF YOUR HOME.
    RESEARCH.
    START WITH BUILDING 7.
    SEE “SOMETHING”????? YES.
    _______________________BUILDING 7_________________________
    RESEARCH.
    USE THE SEARCH BAR .
    “SEE NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT”…TYPE;

    citizeninvestigationteam …. into THE ADDRESS BAR.

    TUNE INTO INFOWARS, WIDEAWAKE RADIO,
    AND SEE, RESEARCH THE ARCHETECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR TRUTH SITE.

    THEY INTEND TO CUT THOSE FOOD STAMPS NEARLY 5O MILLION PEOPLE ARE ON, 50 MILLION…….

    BY DESIGN, THEN RELEASE THEM ON YOU, THEN BRING IN TROOPS….ITS A PLAN.
    THEY ARE PLANNING IT. THEY ADMIT IT.
    WAKE UP……DO IT.

    FAST.

    1. NetNinja says:

      Please don’t ever post in caps again. Most annoying.

      1. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        WAKE UP.

        IRRITATION YOU HAVE NOW, FOR THE TRUTH BEING STATED.

        IS GOING TO BE FORCE MULTIPLIED UPON YOU, TO THE SEEMINGLY INFINITE DEGREE….AND ALL YOU CAN DO IS NINNY.

        American Apathy=>>>>>> FULL NAZI TYRANNY

      2. Joe says:

        SHUT UP

      3. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        “JOE” .
        PUNK.

        PUT YOUR DERRIERE JOY TOY DOWN, PUT YOUR MIRROR DOWN,

        AND USE THE SEARCH BAR.

        ___BUILDING 7___

        TRY.

        TRY JOEY , YA PUNK. TRY.

      4. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        “joe” PUNK.
        DERRIERE BOY.

        PUT THE JOY TOY DOWN.

        RESEARCH.

        WAKE UP, SLEEPING ZOMBIE PUNK, WAKE UP.

        _________BUILDING 7___________

    2. slidingintoCAPS says:

      no really, its annoying as hell, not just to NetNinja, but to everyone.. please stop

      1. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        WHY DO YOU NOT WAKE UP, GET INFORMED, AND THEN TELL SOMEONE.

        ACT LIKE YOU ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT YOUR FREEDOM.

        ABOUT LIFE ITSELF.

        POINT TO BUILDING 7….[after you RESEARCH]

    3. Brian Kenny says:

      Slidingintoit, Can you please go back to Dungeons and Dragons and let the adults talk here?

      1. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        “brian kenny”…..>>>>__F A I L__

        YOU ARE BELOW STANDARD AMERICAN DOLTISM. [YOU ARE PRIDEFULLY INADEQUATE, JOYFULLY IGNORANT]

        GET INFORMED.

        SEE NORMAN DODD INTERVIEW .
        AARON RUSSO INTERVIEW.
        SEE AND LISTEN TO KURT HASKELL ON THE FACTS, ON THE TRUTH.
        START WITH BUILDING 7.

      2. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        “brian kenny”…..>>>>__F A I L__
        YOU ARE BELOW STANDARD AMERICAN DOLTISM. [YOU ARE PRIDEFULLY INADEQUATE, JOYFULLY IGNORANT]
        GET INFORMED.
        SEE NORMAN DODD INTERVIEW .
        AARON RUSSO INTERVIEW.
        SEE AND LISTEN TO KURT HASKELL ON THE FACTS, ON THE TRUTH.
        START WITH BUILDING 7.

  11. MissP says:

    And when they are caught they will be coddled by the system and then set free. 5 years from now when one of these wastes of life kill someone it’ll be “why wasn’t anything done sooner?!’…

  12. Melvin says:

    People this perpetrator is part of the protected class, and he darn well knows this and he exploits it. The Elite protect this man and those like him because they are urban warriors against, social ital injustices.
    AKA our US A/G refusing to prosecute the New Black Panther Party, with voter intimidation.

  13. ontie1 says:

    Maybe the guy should have been carrying a taser and a gun along with the bible, then he could have read their last rites…

  14. turbanblaster says:

    We should have picked our own cotton

    1. ann says:

      well said

    2. Turtle says:

      My new motto.

  15. Kurt Schliecher says:

    We are at the point where it’s no longer racist to say inner city blacks are a crime problem.

    It’s just a statisical fact. It’s a good time to arm yourself.

  16. Mallen says:

    The monkey shines again.

    Black reparations to whites NOW!

  17. sirandrew says:

    Slavery was a crime against humanity.The second crime against humanity was when the slaves were freed ,they should have been sent back to their country of origin.
    What a better country this would have been.

    1. slidingintoit says:

      SEE ‘AMERICAN DREAM” a 30 minute animated short,

      its on youtube.

      RESEARCH.

      START WITH BUILDING 7.

  18. Christus Regeln says:

    Obama wants this kind of rhetoric. It plays into his hand. Don’t give the Libs anything to complain about besides their King.

  19. Paul B. says:

    These are the kind of punks that Sharpton and Jackson and most of the other Black leaders protect. As long as the Blacks will not hold themselves accountable, they will blame all their woes on everyone else, while continuing to be a disproportionate part of our problems. Shame on the Black leaders for not telling the truth.

  20. Les Bomer says:

    Of course they’re black, gee what a surprise, what a shocker, how unusual, when is it going to stop? When blacks stop feeling entitled and believing that the world in general and white people in particular owe them a living and should just lay their and get themselves beaten up.

  21. Cleatus says:

    Monkey shines !

  22. mucous garcia says:

    Jumaine, What planet are you from? Are you proud of these 3 kids and their actions? By the way, now that you are in my country, try to learn to speak and write in English!

    1. Jlin says:

      sarcasm….. garcia

  23. BrZrKr says:

    Slim chance that the vic would have a weapon in NYC. Here in Florida, we still have our 2nd amendment rights. Click… BANG, Punk.

  24. Tired ot Foolishness says:

    Crosscut, that was a dumb comment.

    1. mucous garcia says:

      Might be dunb, but it could be true.

    2. JLin says:

      Not really. The demographics are going Hispanic in the next 50 years. Hispanics are not affected by white guilt and won’t suffer this behavior easily. Purely criminal or not, it will be filtered through a racial lens.

    3. Mikel says:

      Jlin, well said.

  25. Richard says:

    why can’t black people use caps lock correctly

  26. sean patriot says:

    Police say the thugs have struck three times in the same spot: 181st & Creston Avenue, just off the Grand Concourse.

    I THINK I’LL GO HANG OUT THERE. SINCE THE COPS OBVIOUSLY CANT FIGURE IT OUT.

  27. buford says:

    My bullets have NO color barrier, only the sound barrier!

  28. Johnny Dnagerously says:

    Note to reporter of this story:

    One key element that is missing from this story (and is probably quite easy to find out) is how the old man is doing. Is he OK? Is he in the hospital? Understood that this was a brutal attack, but some readers may be concerned about the man’s condition as well.

    1. Jlin says:

      Hey watch the “old man” comments. I’m not far behind and still feel pretty frisky.

  29. stephen says:

    The brutes are described as African Americans – wow – I would not have guessed!

  30. sean patriot says:

    jesus christ youre an idiot

  31. Mucous Gargia says:

    Rene, The black community needs to take charge and ownership of their racial problems. Until you teach your children to respect all people and adopt Martin Luther King’s mantra from his “I have a dream speech” , your people will continue to suffer. Education is the power to wealth and respectability. There is no shame in being poor,,,,,,,but there isn’t much pride either.

    1. Xyr says:

      This I 100% agree with. Can’t look towards white people for help. What can they do that they haven’t already tried. We complained, the laws got changed…nothing is perfect but we definitely don’t live in the 1940’s anymore.

      It’s been PROVEN time and time again a black person can indeed get the same opportunity and aspire to be great in America.

      It’s a problem of culture. It’s a problem of dumb parents raising dumb children with no moral foundation. And it’s entirely on us to solve and deal with.

      Google Bill Cosby’s Poundcake speech. He basically laid it all out…

  32. Becca says:

    Louise got to my thought before I did. The fact that you know about those crimes means they are being reported and I would bet there are not white people on those boards “posterd-ing” about standing up for them because they are white. The criminals were black- address that problem insteasd of trying to make excuses. Fact is that there has been an increase in random “mob” attacks across the country- that should not be reported because they are black kids/people? Get a grip and stop making excuses- if you want to make this a race issue then how about the black community starts addressing thier kids behavior and racism against the white people they are attacking!

  33. Morris says:

    I pray that the perpetrators will open and read that book that they stole.
    “All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.”

    I hope that a St. Paul conversion will change their lives.
    God works in mysterious ways.

    1. tv says:

      Glock works in immediate, direct, and neutralizing ways……..

      1. Smokyjoe says:

        Glocks are ok for girls guns, but give me a 1911 45 cal that will break bones and take off body parts for real protection.

  34. Sandspur says:

    Reason number 9 million why gun laws make law-abiding citizens into victims of criminals. If these thugs had an expectation that their target was carrying a gun for self-protection, they would have probably thought twice before attacking him.

  35. Quackers says:

    Okay, Rene,
    The suspects were CAUCASIAN, 16 – 20 year olds.

    HAVE A NICE DAY, swamp-food. Let’s not profile. Let’s all buy into the commie agenda of being tolerant of others (who ARE NOT tolerant of us), and not profile the obvious plagues of society, but LET’S CELEBRATE in profiliing the MAN who makes dose terrible laws dat make us look bad !
    RENE, is a product of jesse jackson and al sharpton and the aclu. Started out fine, but then was browbeaten and propagandized by the elite race-baiters and destroyed and disfigured beyond all human comprehension; and now you have Rene’s brain TODAY.

    1. Jimmy says:

      It is written, they were Black. You are lying out your ass

  36. John Knight says:

    good answer!

  37. Greg says:

    The word “Bible” is supposed to be capitalized. If it was a Koran I’m sure there would not have been such an error.

    1. Lou Bator says:

      You capitalized “koran” by mistake!

    2. Jeff K says:

      Yes, you always capitalize the titles of fiction books.

  38. Yep says:

    They dont care if they are caught on film. So what? Big freakin deal! Nothing will happen to them even if they are caught. Police arrest them but judges let em go. It’s called “catch and release”. Then they are free to be a menace to society.

    1. mucous Garcia says:

      SAD,,,,,,,,,,,BUT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!

    2. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

      THESE THREE ARE THE IDIOTS PRODUCED BY DESIGN, AND WHEN THEY CUT THE FOOD STAMPS, BY DESIGN, THEN, AFTER DAYS OR WEEKS…THEY WILL BRING THE TROOPS IN. THE ONES TAT ADMIT THEY ARE TRAINING, RIGHT NOW.

      WAKE UP, ITS A PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF YOUR HOME.
      DHS…IS NOT HERE TO HELP, THEY ARE HERE, TO DESTROY.

      RESEARCH.

      START WITH BUILDING 7.

      SEE “SOMETHING”????? YES.

      _______________________BUILDING 7_________________________

      RESEARCH.

      USE THE SEARCH BAR .

      “SEE NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT”…

      1. SLIDINGINTOIT says:

        type “citizeninvestigationteam” into the address bar.

        Research.

        Ask yourself, once you get CLEAR ON THE FACTS of

        _____________BUILDING 7____________

        Why is it they have not informed me of this?

        THINK.

        STOP “thunking” START THINKING.

        TRY.

    3. wacker says:

      yep liberal judges. don’t want to offend them. they want to make sure they keep having a job.

    4. Scott says:

      Related to what you are saying, which is true and a shame is this: My suggestion to rid America of illegal social drugs is to arrest and immediately incarcerate ANYONE found to be in possession of any social drug in any quantity. I am talking about street bums to judges, teachers, your mother/father, politicians, ministers…anyone caught with or using social drugs goes to jail immediately!
      Don’t have enough jails? Take a page from Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpiao and erect giant tents to house prisoners, dress them in pink prison uniforms, herd them out to do public service work (call it chain gangs if you like) and be sure to inform the ACLU we’re serious about cleaning up America and they’d be well advised to stay out of it.

    5. Griff in MN says:

      Get a Concealed Carry Permit and save the police and judges some time. Also, remember: Dead men tell no tales. So it’ll be your word against – nobody’s.

    6. Batman says:

      Thank you, Mayors Against Illegal [and legal] Guns for disarming the citizens.

      Are Bloomberg et al. counting on Batman to arrive any day now?

    7. 2inthehat says:

      WHERE IS CHARLES BRONSON WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

    8. Iconoblaster says:

      People who want to make sweeping racial generalizations based on this incident need to get a clue. Thugs come in all sizes, shapes and colors. And folks who think the courts “coddle” criminals haven’t seen what I have, during 20 years working in criminal law. More severe sentences aren’t the problem…the courts (at least here in California….state and federal) impose mountains of time for violent offenses. Catching these miscreants more often is more important than just giving them more prison time, when we DO catch them.

  39. Chris in Wisconsin says:

    Shoot them

    1. sean patriot says:

      shoot YOU in the head assclown.

  40. Louise Schultz says:

    Nope, he can’t because he’s a product of public school propaganda.

  41. Mucous Garcia says:

    don’t bother to try to catch them ,as by taking a bible, they are only trying to turn their lives around. Plus the alledged victim is 64 years old. He’s had a good run and lucky to have lived that long.

  42. the obvious says:

    Perhaps because they were black, male, and between the ages of 16 and 20? This helps narrow the field for the authorities. They were not asian females between the ages of 45 and 60, etc.
    Descriptions do not implicate entire races or genders, they help solve cases.

  43. Louise Schultz says:

    Hey Mike, how did you know about the white teachers having sex with their students or the man who decapitated his son? That’s right, you heard about because people were talking about it.

    So get off your racial high horse!

  44. Looneybin3 says:

    In response to the question above, these thugs should be given a mandatory vasectomy so they cannot reproduce more vermin like themselves!!!

    1. Mucous Garcia says:

      How about dressing them in military clothing and airdropping them into Afganistan?

  45. sstressed says:

    I love how black folks get all upset when a person’s race is mentioned. The reality is, black males commit so many crimes in proportion to their numbers, that it’s a disgrace. You should all be proud. Keep attacking the evil white man. That will help your young men pull their heads out of the bad place.

    1. mucous garcia says:

      What you have written is true and until black and liberal leaders can come to grips with the truth to deal with these problems, we will continue to become a 3rd world hellhole. We are less civilized than cannibals running around the south Sea Islands.

      1. Tired ot Foolishness says:

        So after that what do we do with the white criminals?

  46. Guess Who says:

    Libt ard idiot, they have to go thousands of miles to find one white who acts like hundreds of savage ne gro beasts do in your neighborhood every day.

  47. Uncle Tom says:

    Dose be Obama voters.

  48. Idiots on film says:

    Wow they are not to bright do they not notice the camera.These idiots should of just dropped there wallets with ID in it.In this economy do they think someone will not rat on them for a few bucks I think they will be wrong.Enjoy your last days of freedom .

  49. All Suspects says:

    No Rene, the black community can do better at taking care of the problems in their neighborhoods. How about first, keeping their young children off the streets at that hour of the morning. I’m sorry, but until these people start taking responsibility for their own, stop dressing like criminals, then their young teens ARE all suspects.

    1. Tired ot Foolishness says:

      All Suspects, I lve in a mixed lond island neighborhood and let me tell you there are just as many caucasians children on the streets “at the hour of the morning” dressed like criminals! as their are black!

      1. Tired ot Foolishness says:

        Gra pe A pe

        Believe me they do!!!

      2. Dan says:

        Dressesd like criminals? Are there packs of white kids roaming around beating inncocent black folks “at the hour of the morning?”

      3. ed says:

        B.S. The black thugs would kill them. Nice try though

  50. BLACK LEROY says:

    OBVIOUSLY THESE EVILDOERS ARE VERY RELIGIOUS

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