More details have come to light about the recent attacks on in the middle of the afternoon in the neighborhood. In this week’s crime files, police released information about two other incidents, and cops are still investigating whether the three crimes are related.
On Feb. 28, a group of perps approached a 12-year-old boy as he was walking along Court Street and asked if he was alone and then, when he said yes, the perp asked him to hand over his money. The victim handed over $10 and ran away, but told cops he was late to a church function and didn’t call the cops right away. The victim, who is white, said the perp was in a group of five black teenagers, but he didn’t get a good look at them otherwise. The incident happened between State Street and Atlantic Avenue, around 3 pm.
The other incident happened on March 6 at the northeast corner of Remsen and Clinton streets, cops said. The 13-year-old victim, who is white, told cops he was walking home from his synagogue around 5 pm when six black teens approached him. One perp told the boy he’d beat him up if he didn’t hand over his wallet, so the victim complied and the group ran away.
Captain DiPaolo at the 84th Precinct asks that anyone with any information please call the precinct at 718-875-6850.