Police are hunting a suspect believed to be behind a brazen, broad-daylight knockout attack in Midwood, in a which a mother was assaulted while she walked with her 7-year-old daughter.
The suspect, above, slugged the 33-year-old woman in the back of the head at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, at East 12th Street and Elm Avenue, just south of Avenue M. He fled on foot.
The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to Maimonides Hospital. The child was unharmed.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-8-inches with short braids. He was wearing a black wool cap, green jacket and dark-colored jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).
UPDATE (5:24 p.m.): Coucilman-elect Chaim Deutsch has put out a press release regarding the incident, and included with it a list of safety tips worth sharing:
Because the perpetrator(s) responsible for these vicious attacks are still at large, Councilman-elect Deutsch strongly encourages the community to consider the following suggestions:
-Always be aware of your surroundings -Walk in well lit and populated areas
-Be cautious of a suspicious person or group.
-Never allow yourself to become distracted by your cell phone, head phones etc.
-Always know your location in case you need to call for help.