Update: Two suspects have now been apprehended:
“I commend Deputy Inspector Richard DiBlasio and the NYPD’s 70th precinct for their dedication and commitment in the apprehension of the second suspect in the July 27th assault in Midwood. The timely arrest of the two culprits in this vicious crime is also due in part to the existence of clear, quality surveillance footage that was obtained of the attack. Security cameras are becoming increasingly significant in the policing and safety of our neighborhoods, as is demonstrated again in this most recent crime. I will be reaching out to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson to share my concerns and I am confident that he will prosecute the two perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.”
– Council Member Chaim Deutsch, Member, Public Safety Committee
Original story below.
Council Member Chaim Deutsch is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood Sunday.
The two suspects are described as a black male, 20-25 years old, wearing a black tee shirt and multi-colored pants, and a second black male, late teens to early 20’s, approximately 240 pounds, wearing an orange t-shirt, beige shorts and a backpack.
Surveillance footage of the incident has been made available.
“Violent crimes such as this will not be tolerated.” said Council Member Chaim Deutsch. “I am working closely with the 70th Precinct to help bring the perpetrators to justice and I encourage people to come forward with information that can assist the NYPD in leading to an arrest.”
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers @ 800-577-TIPS.
— Chief Robert Boyce (@NYPDDetectives) July 30, 2014
Savage robbery in Midwood (M & E 18) Pls be on the lookout for two perps in this video who pummeled 18 year old girl! http://t.co/tp5ntZKWrI
— David G. Greenfield (@NYCGreenfield) July 29, 2014
Everybody needs to see what happened on Ave M & Eat 18 a few days ago. People are fucking disgusting…. http://t.co/SPlyyQXvvC
— Vasyl Kadar (@VasylKadar) July 30, 2014
So sad smfh.. Elevator robbery caught on surveillance video in Midwood http://t.co/mrpkIZRbkd
— Enkz Tha Artist (@Enkz_ThaArtist) July 30, 2014