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Manhunt underway after an nypd officer walked away in critical condition with a fractured skull in the latest in a string of armed robberies


At 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, three masked men exited a black Honda sedan on Olmstead Avenue in the Bronx and assaulted a 48-year-old off-duty NYPD officer.

Officer Muhammed Chowdhury, father of three, went for a jog in the Central Park Precinct before his 3 p.m. shift. The three suspects attacked him in broad daylight and repeatedly punched him in the head and take off with mobile phone, car keys and wallet.

When other police officers located Chowdhury, he was unconscious and allegedly bleeding from the ear. It was determined at Jacobi Medical Center that he had a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain.

To to his cousin Shobu Ahmed, the 18-year-old police veteran is currently unable to help his colleagues identify who is responsible. “He’s not really, really 100%.”

Police are now conducting a manhunt for the three suspects involved in this robbery and several others.

Police suspect this attack is the latest in a series of attacks 19 auto thefts, muggings and robberies committed by the trio throughout the Bronx and Queens.

Video taken on Monday is said to show another such case, in which a 36-year-old victim was robbed with a knife on Quimby Avenue in the Bronx by three men who also got out of a black sedan.

u201cAn NYPD officer is fighting for his life in critical condition after being robbed and assaulted by three men while jogging in the Bronx.nnPolice believe the attack was linked to at least 19 other robberies/assaults throughout the Bronx related queens.nnInfo? Call 1-800-577-TIPSu201d

— TalkRadio 77 WABC (@TalkRadio 77 WABC)1661350581

police has recommended that the trio may have started their crime spree on August 1 when they allegedly ambushed the 2011 Hyundai Sonata of a 35-year-old man in Morris Park with a knife point.

The New York Daily News reported that the three allegedly committed a mugging and robbery in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx on August 5, hijacked a 2020 BMW at gunpoint in Pelham Gardens and committed multiple armed robberies as of 8/7.

Patrick Lynch, the president of the NYC Police Benevolent Association, issued a statement that said, “As we pray beside our injured brother tonight, police officers are searching across the city for the cowards who did this to him… Do it.” no mistake: we will find them.”

u201cPlease pray for our injured brother and help us bring these cowards to justice.u201d

— NYC PBA (@NYC PBA)1661306455

Without naming any specific prosecutor, politician or mayor, Lynch also said, “We’re going to need the rest of the justice system to get involved and do its job… That’s what happens when our leaders refuse to hold criminals accountable — don’t.” once a policeman can walk these streets safely.”

Lynch may be right. The year has started with the shooting of five NYPD officersfour in less than 72 hours.

As for robberies, just recently 19.8, another off-duty NYPD officer, was attacked by three masked men, but in this case the suspects robbed the victim at gunpoint while driving a white car. The suspects drove to the officer in front of the El Jefe Sports Cantina in Washington Heights, pistol whipped the officer’s cousin, and took the officer’s wallet and phone.

On July 27thAn off-duty NYPD officer had his gun, wallet, keys and police ID stolen at gunpoint in the Bronx.

Anti-police hostility, bail reform, rising crime and a perceived lack of support from “the rest of the justice system” may have spurred this mass termination the NYPD is currently in charge. 2,465 police officers have applied to leave the NYPD this year, of which 1,098 are doing so without qualifying for a full pension.

Vincent Vallelong, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, specified “Politicians need to stand behind the police, and we need our prosecutors to actually go out and do the work they’re sworn to do.”

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.