A gang of eight beat up a 15-year-old girl as she was making her way from school to train station on May 19 just after 4 p.m., according to police.
The victim said she was walking along Lorimer Street when she was approached by a school acquaintance who began hitting her with a closed fist on her head and face.
Seven others soon joined in on the beating – pushing the girl to the floor and then kicking and beating her continuously.
One of the assailants grabbed her phone and used it to hit the victim on the face and head.
The victim sustained scratches on her face and a swollen left eye.
She was taken to Brooklyn Hospital for treatment.
School Girl Violence
In a separate instance of bullying, five girls beat up a 16-year-old as she made her way home from school on May 19, according to police.
The victim said she was approaching the intersection of Manhattan and Driggs Avenues when she was approached by five girls who began a verbal argument with her.
That escalated into a physical fight with one of the girls beating the victim with a plastic bottle filled with water.
The assailants then threw water at the girl and proceed to spit on her.
The victim sustained an injury to her right eye.
The assailants fled the scene, but not before one of them managed to grab a chain around the victim’s neck.
A 25-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Richardson Street on May 20 just after 9 p.m., according to police.
The victim said he was walking along Richardson Street when he was approached by a man who pointed a gun to his head, and said, “Empty your pockets.”
The victim quickly handed over $100 in cash he had on him. The perp fled westbound on Richardson Street.
An unknown assailant threatened a 13-year-old with physical violence as he was returning home from school, according to police.
The victim said he was walking home when he was approached by the thief at the intersection of Withers and Humboldt Street.
“Gimme your phone or imma punch you,” the perp said to the victim.
The victim did not sustain any injuries but the thug made off with the victim’s phone and wallet.
Cop Attack Continues
The increasing frequency of attacks on police officers continued this past week when an officer tried to help an intoxicated man on May 22, just after 11 p.m., on Manhattan Avenue, according to police.
The officer said he noticed an intoxicated man passed out on the sidewalk. When he went to check on the individual he concluded that the man needed assistance and called EMS.
But when emergency personnel arrived the man became unruly and began kicking and throwing punches at the officer.
The man was easily subdued and taken to Woodhull Hospital.
A fight broke out at a Manhattan Avenue nightclub on May 5 just after midnight, according to police.
The 24-year-old victim told police that he got into an argument with a stranger outside the bar when the latter struck him with a flashlight on the head and fled in an unknown direction.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
Police apprehended two burglars shortly after they ransacked a home on Humboldt Street on May 19 after 4 a.m.
Officers responded to a call in the early hours of the morning. When they arrived on the scene they noticed that the home had been ransacked – windows and doors had been left ajar and the thieves had made off with prescription drugs, a camera, and earrings among other things.
Police concluded that the occupant of the home was not present at the time of the crime and waited for their return.
One of the neighbors provided descriptions of two men they believed to have unlawfully entered the apartment through the front window.
However shortly afterward, one of the officers present noticed two men matching the description exiting the building.
The officer attempted to question the men but they escaped.
Police gave chase and were able to apprehend one of the perps at the intersection of Graham and Skillman Avenue.
Police are still on the lookout for the second perp.
Caught in the Act
A 59-year-old Withers Street resident observed a burglar in his house on the afternoon of May 21 as he was returning from the grocery store, according to police.
The victim confronted the thief inside his apartment but the latter shoved the victim and ran outside the apartment with the victim’s prescription medication and some cash he had grabbed inside the apartment.
Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
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