Brooklyn, NY – The New York Police Department (NYPD) released a terrifying video of more than a dozen teenagers attacking a 15-year-old girl on the sidewalk on Thursday, kicking and stomping on her before stealing the shoes right off her feet (video below).
The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. on March 5 on Utica Avenue near Sterling Place in Crown Heights and was captured on video by surveillance cameras at nearby businesses, WCBS reported.
Police said that the suspects chased the girl, knocked her to the ground, jumped on top of her, and kicked her multiple times.
Members of the vicious gang also stole the girl’s tennis shoes right off of her feet, and took her cell phone and debit card, WCBS reported.
The victim was left unconscious by the attack and transported to the hospital afterwards.
She suffered bruising and swelling on her face, WCBS reported.
Police released a terrifying video that showed the attack from just after the young woman was taken to the ground.
The video showed a group of more than a dozen teenage boys and at least one girl was chasing the victim and surrounded her when she fell on the sidewalk.
The video showed one of her attackers quickly snatched her cell phone from her hands.
The group surrounded the fallen girl and began kicking her.
Then the video showed the teens jockeying for the best position to help pummel the girl on the sidewalk.
NYPD Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, released the video in a tweet urging witnesses to come forward.
“OUTRAGE:this is sickening video of a 15 year old girl viciously attacked by a group of school children. One young man takes the sneakers right off the unconscious victim’s feet. The teenager is in the hospital recovering. We CAN NOT allow this behavior in our community. #Speakup,” Chief Maddrey tweeted.
After the attack, security cameras around the corner caught clear shots of the faces of several of the girl’s attackers as they fled the area.
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan also shared the video of the attack on social media.
“The victim of this despicable gang assault in #Brooklyn is 15-years-old. We will never tolerate this violence in our city.
Police have asked that anyone with information about the brutal incident contact NYPD or CrimeStoppers, WCBS reported.