Than Htwe, the mother who fell down the stairs during an attempted robbery at a New York subway station, never woke up and died yesterday after spending 11 days in hospital.
The Brooklyn resident and native of Myanmar 58-year-old was seriously injured on Saturday morning, July 17, after falling down the stairs at a Metro station in chinatown, when an alleged thief wanted to snatch the backpack of his son Kyaw Zaw Hein (22), who was taking it to a medical appointment.
Htwe died yesterday, a day after her family announced in their GoFundMe page that he would not survive after undergoing brain surgery and that they planned donate your organs, detailed New York Post. His condition was always serious, and in fact his death had been announced on Monday 19, which was later denied.
The page raised more than $ 48,000 for the family before it was closed this week. “I just want to tell everyone who reads this that I always cherish the moments you have with your mother ”, wrote his son Hein, on the fundraising site. “Say ‘I love you’ or give him a hug and a kiss because you never know what will happen … Thanks for all the support.”
The unsuccessful robbery suspect is still at large. The NYPD identified him yesterday as David Robinson, a 52-year-old Harlem resident. He has only one unsealed arrest in New York on his record, from a 2003 assault case, law enforcement sources said. Daily News.
In addition to the $ 3,500 the NYPD is offering for information for his capture, a week ago, community activist Phil Wong announced a $ 10,000 private reward during a press conference with the Republican candidate for mayor of NYC, Curtis Sliwa. “I waited for the elected officials to come out and report this crime and it’s been five days, it’s been six days, nothing happened,” Wong, president of the Greater New York Alliance of Chinese American Citizens (CACAGNY) said that day.
NYPD has posted photos and a video of the suspect, in search of his capture. Who has information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
This crime is part of the boom in assaults and robberies in the New York subway, where robberies are up 40% this year. The violence led Governor Andrew Cuomo to claim in May that the subway was not safe for children.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 28, 2021
🚨WANTED for ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: On 7/17 at 9:40 AM, inside the Canal St “N” subway station in Manhattan, the suspect tried to forcibly remove a bag, causing two victims to fall down the stairs, leaving one victim in critical condition. Any info? DM @NYPDTips or call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/hRiM0brDZa
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 18, 2021
Sad update, Htwe Than passed away this morning due to her injuries. Police have identified the man wanted for the attack as 52YO David Robinson.#StopAsianHate @ABC7NYNewsDesk @NYPDnews https://t.co/3mwg2sG9Y3 pic.twitter.com/whtJbCaI79
— Sarah Y. Kim (@Syissle) July 28, 2021
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.