The perp who broke the nose of a 14-year-old boy in Crown Heights and attacked another was arrested on Wednesday, a number of weeks after three other perps were arrested.
By Anash.org reporter
The perp who broke the nose of a 14-year-old boy in Crown Heights and attacked another was arrested today, a number of weeks after three other perps were arrested.
The teen was part of a gang that attacked two young boys in Crown Heights, breaking one of their noses. Three teens from the gang were previously arrested, and the fourth was arrested on Wednesday.
Crown Heights Shomrim called the arrest “the most significant arrest”, of the case, as this is the perp that broke the victim’s nose.
They gave a special thank you to the NYPD 71st Precinct and to the Community Affairs Division for their incredible work in bringing the perps to justice.
The violent attack occurred on March 14th near the corner of Albany Ave and Carroll Street at around 9:15 pm.
Crown Heights Shomrim received multiple calls from witnesses reporting the attack and quickly dispatched multiple units to the scene of the attack. Shomrim volunteers followed the attackers as they fled on Albany Ave. toward Eastern Parkway.
Shomrim kept an eye on the perps following them as they entered an apartment building on St. Johns Place and waited for the Police to arrive. Unfortunately, by then the perps had already disappeared inside the building.
Crown Heights Shomrim assisted the victims in filing the Police report and turned over video of the assault to the NYPD. “We are working with the victims and police to ensure that these perpetrators are caught,” Shomrim wrote on Twitter.
Hatzalah transported the victim to the hospital where he was treated for a broken nose.
The first member of the gang was arrested on March 15th, the day after the attack, the second on March 19th, and the third on March 27th. One of the perps, a 16-year-old boy, had at least 6 prior arrests.