Cops are still looking for the suspect they say slammed a 12-year-old girl into a metal fence in Brooklyn late last month, causing her injury.
Police say the unknown attacker approached the young girl in front of 114 Montague St. at around 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 23, at which time they shoved her into a nearby store gate. The girl reported pain and redness in her arm, and was taken by EMS to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for evaluation.
The suspect, last seen wearing a light orange hat and layering up on blue and red shirts, fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Reports of assault are up drastically in Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct, where the attack on this young girl occurred, according to Police Department data. As of Oct. 1, there were 2o2 felony assaults in the area this year — up almost 60% from 127 reported during the same time last year.
The 84th Precinct encompasses Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Vinegar Hill.
Anyone with information in regard to this assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.