By COLlive reporter
Two teenage Jewish boys were victims of a violent mugging on Monday evening in Crown Heights.
The boys were walking on Albany Avenue near Crown Street at approximately 9:15 PM when a group of 5 or 6 black teens approached them from behind, police said.
The victims heard the teens say to ‘get them,’ before they approached one of the victims and demanded he give them what was in his pockets. They then punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, police said.
The second victim was then attacked, with the thugs demanding he give them ‘bread,’ meaning money. The perps stole the victim’s phone, but quickly threw it back at him when they saw it was an inexpensive one.
The alleged perpetrators then fled into the area of the NYPD 77th Precinct. Police responded but were unable to find the perpetrators.
Bystanders called Hatzalah, who transported the first victim to the hospital where he was treated for a broken nose.
The second victim was interviewed by the NYPD 71st Detectives, who are actively investigating the case.
This group of teenagers attacked and assaulted two Jewish teenagers, leaving one of them with a bloody nose. Shomrim got an 👁 on these perps as they entered a building on the north side of Eastern Parkway. We are working with @NYPD71Pct @NYPD77Pct providing them with footage pic.twitter.com/qHgVasGkTy
— CH Shomrim (@ShomrimCH) March 14, 2023