2 Suspects Arrested in Crown Heights Assault

By Hamodia Staff

The teen arrested Sunday is believed to be the assailant wearing the blue clothing during the assault.

BROOKLYN — Two teen suspects have been arrested in an assault on two Jews in Crown Heights last week.

The incident occurred on Monday, March 13, around 9:12 p.m. The two Jewish teen victims were walking on Carroll Street and Albany Avenue, when they were followed and stopped by a group of six hooded, masked teens. The group attempted to take money from the victims, and proceeded to assault them, with two of the group throwing punches at the Jewish teens.

Shomrim received multiple calls, and units were at the scene in under a minute. Witnesses said that they saw the suspects fleeing on Albany Avenue towards Eastern Parkway.

Members of Shomrim saw the group walking north on Eastern Parkway, before turning on St. John’s Place and entering an apartment building. Shomrim units surrounded the building, and flagged down police officers of the 77th Precinct. But, as the assault had occurred in the 71st Precinct, the officers need to wait for 71 precinct officers to arrive. By the time the officers arrived, the suspects had managed to flee.

Shomrim and police tracked down surveillance footage, showing the faces of the suspects, who had been masked during the assault.

One suspect was arrested Wednesday; he is believed to be a member of the group who did noy throw a punch.

On Sunday, a second teen was arrested; he is believed to be the one in blue hooded sweatshirt, seen throwing a punch in video of the assault.

Both suspects are 16 years old, and have been charged with attempted robbery and gang assault.

Shomrim and police are still looking for the rest of the group — including the teen who threw a punch that broke a victim’s nose.

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