By COLlive reporter
On the path to evil.
The New York Police Department is closely reviewing surveillance footage which captured a gang of thugs a short while before they assaulted a Jewish woman in Crown Heights.
Captured by a security camera on the front door of a Jewish home on Crown Street, the group of 14 to 16 year-old males and females is seen strolling the streets on Friday afternoon.
At 2:45 PM they met a young Jewish woman walking west on Carroll Street, followed her to the front of 747 Crown Street, where they punched her from behind and hit her with what seemed to be a broomstick, according to eyewitnesses.
The victim suffered minor injuries, police said.
According to a person present, the Jewish woman “tried to take out her cellphone and they said: ‘If you do, we’re going to hurt you.’ They ran away and she went back home and called the police.”
Responding to the call was the NYPD duty captain, along with Assistant Chief Owen Monaghan – commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, and detectives of the Hate Crimes Task Force.
Thanks to a Jewish resident, the police are now in possession of the video showing the thugs heading to their target. “Video was recovered and is being enhanced by the NYPD,” we were told.