South Richmond Hill, Queens (WABC) – More than a week has passed since the incident, and Ms. Kaur rarely leaves the house.

She was trembling with fear when she told Eyewitness News about what happened last Thursday around 12:30, Ms. Kaur was walking home from a Sikh temple when a black SUV drove up to her on 114th Street in South Richmond Hill.

The woman sitting in the back seat of the SUV called her, sorry, mom?

Thinking she knew her, Mrs. Kaur approached the SUV, and a few seconds later she was pulled inside. Ahead were two men, and one aimed a gun at her.

The 51-year-old girl believed that her life was over, but the thieves took away her valuables – $ 7,000, before releasing her.

“Not only do I see fear in their eyes, but it’s unprecedented,” said public activist Japnit Singh.

The Singh is devastated as this is the fourth Sikh incident in the last six weeks – just a few blocks apart.

“If these attacks took place elsewhere in the city, it would be ‘okay, it’s citywide,’ but concentrated within a one-mile radius is very scary,” Singh added.
In the previous three attacks, all the victims were Sikhs who wore turbans – part of the faith.

Now those who live in the area, start families and worship in the temple, say the incidents are happening too close to home.

Police say the first three incidents were hate crimes, and the latest incident with Ms. Kaur is being investigated as robbery.

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