Four Surrender in Connection with Chinatown Bus Beatdown on Canal Street
Two men and two women surrendered to police on Friday in connection to the broad-daylight attack on a man who police said was beaten, slashed, and stripped of his clothes in Chinatown last week.
The victim, Walter Ward, exited a Chinatown bus (Panda NY) when a group of thirteen men and women jumped him in the Allen Street Mall. The victim, an ex-convict who is purportedly a member of the notorious Mac Baller Brims gang from Brooklyn, was targeted after an altercation during the dozen-hour ride from Atlanta. Published reports indicate Ward pulled a gun and robbed 20-year-old Jahi Nimmons on the bus. The latter then allegedly phoned for backup.
The Daily News also reported last week that all thirteen assailants were planning to surrender to authorities. But sources say that was just a publicity stunt.
In the end, it was just four of the group who turned themselves in. And all related.
Police identified the main attacker as the “bus victim” Jahi Nimmons. His 36-year-old mother Tiffany Nimmons, 32-year-old uncle Tyriek Nimmons, and 27-year-old friend Tymantha Richardson also caved. Each faces charges of robbery and gang assault, cops said.
Police are still looking to collar the others.