Police are asking for your help in identifying and locating two males who the NYPD said followed an 18-year-old woman into her Midwood apartment building and proceeded to physically assault and rob her on Sunday evening.
According to the police, the suspects followed the victim into her apartment building’s elevator around 9:40 p.m., punched and kicked her, and stole her purse. They fled to an unknown location.
The NYPD did not provide the exact address of where the crime took place.
Police described one suspect as being a black male who is around 20 to 25 years old and wore a black t-shirt and multi-colored pants. The second suspect was described by police as being a black male in his late teens to early 20s, weighing about 240 pounds, and wearing an orange t-shirt, beige shorts and a backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.
Police said all calls made to them are confidential.
UPDATE (2:27 p.m.): Councilman Chaim Deutsch is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects involved. The incident occurred near Avenue M and East 18th Street.
“Violent crimes such as this will not be tolerated.” said Deutsch. “I am working closely with the 70th Precinct to help bring the perpetrators to justice and I encourage people to come forward with information that can assist the NYPD in leading to an arrest.”
Photos and video via the NYPD.
– Anna Gustafson