An item in the police blotter over at The Brooklyn Paper matches up with an email we received over the weekend about an attack in Brooklyn Heights.
The original email, posted on SBKSprouts listserv gave this detailed account, reportedly from the victim (we’ve removed the name of the child):
I was attacked and robbed this afternoon – at 535… Walking the block near
me with — asleep I’m the stroller. The guy is a young black guy (18-26) with a roundish face and biggish block nose and wears all black – beanie and hood up. About 5ft 10.
He came up behind me on Willow Place (between State and Jorolemon one block away from Henry) and got close but then asked me if I knew where Jay St was. I was on the phone to my dad. He then walked on ahead. I turned left and up State St and left to Garden Place. Half way down there he ran me from behind, hit me heavily in the head to off balance me (into the
stroller) and stole my phone.
I am just back from the police station and this is the third attack in the area in 3 days. One of the other attacks was the same format – he asked directions to Jay St and the description is the same.
They are taking it really seriously as he has become more violent when robbing me. They are pretty sure he will do this again and it seems to be around 530…they are also confident they will get him and will have people in the area.
Please be super careful ladies and aware of whose behind you if on the more quiet streets and stay off the phone until you’re somewhere busy.
It’s shaken me up and was scary for —-.
Please forward to all the mums in the area.
And here’s the B’Paper’s account:
Brooklyn Paper: An scallywag mugged a woman on Henry Street on March 2 after pretending to be lost, cops said.
The 32-year-old victim told cops the cretin asked her for directions while she was between State and Joralemon streets at 5:40 pm. The lowlife walked away for a few seconds, then doubled back, grabbing the woman by her hair, and snatched her phone from her hand, cops said. The goon took off running on Henry Street towards Atlantic Avenue, they said.