NYPD's longest serving chaplain, 84, is mugged during morning walk through Upper West Side, a day after a judge was punched in the face 'by a stranger on a Citi bike' in New York crime wave

The New York police department’s chief chaplain was mugged during his daily walk on the Upper West Side Tuesday morning.
Rabbi Alvin Kass, 84, said he was walking at Riverside Drive and West 107th Street around 5.45am when an individual approached him and said 'I’m hungry, I need food.'
The suspect began rifling through the rabbi’s pockets and grabbed some cash, but when they found Kass’ police shield, they dropped it and fled on foot, cops say.
The rabbi was not injured in the incident and no arrests have been made. Kass is the NYPD’s longest-serving officer, working for more than 54 years.
Kass was also attacked in the same neighborhood back in 2016 while exercising. He suffered minor lacerations to the face when he was pushed to the ground by an assailant.  
The New York police department¿s chief chaplain Rabbi Alvin Kass, 84, was mugged during his morning walk on the Upper West Side Tuesday morning
The New York police department’s chief chaplain Rabbi Alvin Kass, 84, was mugged during his morning walk on the Upper West Side Tuesday morning
New York City has seen a startling uptick in crime this year, which police say is due in part to the pandemic, staggering unemployment, and protests decrying police brutality and racism.
The crime wave has forced police departments to increase weekend patrols citywide.
The incident comes a day after New York Judge Phyllis Chu, 56, was punched in the face by a stranger on a Citi Bike as she headed to a downtown courthouse from the Staten Island ferry around 9.30am on Monday.

She said the attack was random and she suffered a swollen lip in the incident and was treated at a hospital.
On Saturday New York City man Jose Reyes was arrested after he was caught on camera allegedly attempting to rape a 25-year-old woman on an Upper East Side subway platform. 
Rabbi Alvin Kass, 84, said he was walking at Riverside Drive and West 107th Street around 5.45am when an individual approached him and said 'I¿m hungry, I need food'
Rabbi Alvin Kass, 84, said he was walking at Riverside Drive and West 107th Street around 5.45am when an individual approached him and said 'I’m hungry, I need food'
Kass is the NYPD¿s longest-serving officer working for more than 54 years
Kass was uninjured in the incident and no arrests have been made
The suspect found Kass' police shield and dropped it and fled on foot. Kass was uninjured in the incident and no arrests have been made. Kass is the NYPD’s longest-serving officer working for more than 54 years
Hours after Chu’s incident, in the Bronx two men, aged 26 and 28, were shot by an unidentified suspect. The younger man was shot in the chest; the older victim in the leg and arm.
The motive of the shooting is unknown. 
The incident comes a day after New York Judge Phyllis Chu, 56, was punched in the face by a stranger on a Citi Bike as she headed to a downtown courthouse from the Staten Island ferry on Monday
The incident comes a day after New York Judge Phyllis Chu, 56, was punched in the face by a stranger on a Citi Bike as she headed to a downtown courthouse from the Staten Island ferry on Monday 
There was a 162 percent increase in the number of shooting victims and a 166 percent increase in the number of shooting incidents during the four-week period that ended on August 23 compared to the same period last year, police data shows.
During the four-week period ending on August 23, the city recorded 48 homicides - a 50 percent increase from the 32 homicides compared to that time frame last year.
From January 1 and August 23, the city recorded 280 homicides - a 35 percent increase from 208 homicides that were recorded during the same period of 2019.
In July, murders were up 58.8 percent when compared to the same month last year. Shootings were up a staggering 177 percent.
Officials say that despite the surge in violence, there's been an overall two percent drop in reports of all major crimes.  
Rape reports are down 25 percent, and grand larceny has dropped 20 percent, according to the New York Times.
In Manhattan's Upper West Side residents have complained and threatened to sue the Mayor after homeless people were moved into three luxury hotels in the area to protect them from COVID-19.
In Manhattan's Upper West Side residents have complained and threatened to sue the Mayor after homeless people were moved into three luxury hotels in the area to protect them from COVID-19
In Manhattan's Upper West Side residents have complained and threatened to sue the Mayor after homeless people were moved into three luxury hotels in the area to protect them from COVID-19
Residents of the upscale neighborhood complain that the move-in of the vagrants has brought with it increased crime , random violence, drugs, public urination and open prostitution
Residents of the upscale neighborhood complain that the move-in of the vagrants has brought with it increased crime , random violence, drugs, public urination and open prostitution
Residents of the upscale neighborhood complain that the move-in of the vagrants has brought with it increased crime, random violence, drugs, public urination and open prostitution.
At the moment more than 13,000 homeless people are being housed in 139 hotels across the Big Apple, including three luxury hotels – The Belleclaire, The Lucerne and The Belnord – on the Upper West Side.  
NYPD's longest serving chaplain, 84, is mugged during morning walk through Upper West Side, a day after a judge was punched in the face 'by a stranger on a Citi bike' in New York crime wave NYPD's longest serving chaplain, 84, is mugged during morning walk through Upper West Side, a day after a judge was punched in the face 'by a stranger on a Citi bike' in New York crime wave Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 22:47 Rating: 5

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