FLATBUSH/DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Two teens were assaulted at MTA stations last month in two separate incidents.
The first assault happened at approximately 11:30am on Thursday, August 17 at the Church Avenue station in Flatbush. The 15-year-old female victim was waiting for a Q train on the southbound platform when the suspect approached her, pushed her head and slapped her several times in the face before fleeing the scene, according to police.
Police do not believe the two knew each other, a NYPD spokesperson said. The victim was taken to Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a black female, approximately 16-years-old, 5′ 5″, 150 pounds with a dark complexion, black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black jeans, and black sandals.
The NYPD is also searching for the man seen in the below photo in connection to a second assault that occurred at the Jay Street-Borough Hall station in Downtown Brooklyn.
At approximately 8:45pm on Thursday, August 24, police say that the male victim was walking up the stairs toward the street when the suspect reportedly elbowed him which prompted an argument. The suspect followed the victim up the stairs and punched him twice in the face before taking off, according to police.
The victim refused medical attention. The suspect is described as a black male approximately in his 30s.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.