Dealing with multiple BG's
They are out there, is this BG tactic of groups/gangs escalating?
I know we've had threads here of dealing with flash mobs. Here are two recent articles of multiple BG's overwhelming a couple and a single victim. Two different cities, two different groups.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man and his girlfriend walking in the French Quarter were jumped by a group that beat and robbed them.
Police say the couple was walking near Bourbon Street about 5:30 Monday morning. Two women walked in front of them. Authorities say a vehicle then stopped and two men got out of the car and assaulted the man, beating him with a gun and taking his belongings.
The two women then turned and assaulted the woman and took her belongings.
Police said Tuesday that all four of the robbers then got in the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction.
Note, it's a "tag team" of two women on foot and two men in a vehicle. The main problem above is walking in a risky place at 5:30 in the morning, and it doesn't happen in just New Orleans either, note the horror story below:
Elderly man kidnapped, raped near Socorro park
SOCORRO, Texas —
Socorro police and the FBI are looking for four men who police say attacked and raped an elderly man who was out on his early-morning walk.
Investigators said the 70-year-old was walking Thursday around 6 a.m. at Valle del Sol Park on Valle Rico Road and Valle Fertil when they said four black men got out of a late-'90s Ford or Chevrolet van or minivan and demanded the Mexican-American man to give them money. When he said, "No," they allegedly grabbed him, threw him in the van and raped him.
Socorro spokesman David Garcia said the men yelled racial slurs at the victim as they assaulted him.
"These four people know each other well enough to do something like this in front of each other. This is an atrocity!” Garcia said. “This man was somebody's dad. This man was somebody's brother, somebody's friend."
He said the victim was so badly hurt, he had surgery and is in serious condition at a hospital.
“I think that's ridiculous. A 70-year-old man getting taken and raped by an unknown vehicle, you know,” Christian Nevarez, 23, said. He lives in the neighborhood and said he usually wakes up early and sees several people taking walks along the park. He said children also walk to school early in the morning.
Police said the attackers are in their mid-20s to 30s. Call Socorro police at 915-858-6986 if you have any information in this case.
The victim was out walking at 6 am, I'm not familiar with the conditions of his neighborhood. I'm guessing the old guy was an early riser and the BG's were still out, though it was still dark. This is a classic case of him looking like and being a victim. Poor guy !
So much can be prevented with SA, not being in a bad place at a bad time, and being armed.