At about 5:00pm Thursday evening, a Jewish teenage girl was walking on Carroll St. between Schenectady and Utica Ave. when she was lewdly groped by an African-American male on a bike.
Shomrim were notified about the incident and several volunteers canvassed the area, but were unable to find the perpetrator.
About an hour later, a 13-year-old Jewish girl was similarly groped near the corner of President St. and Albany Ave.
The 71st Precinct’s Special Victims Unit interviewed both victims and is considering whether the incidents constitute a pattern.
A Shomrim volunteer told CrownHeights.info that these two incidents might be connected to another two gropings that occurred recently in the same area. On November 29th at about 10:00am, a Jewish girl walking on Crown St. near Albany Ave. was groped by an African-American male on a bike. A week later, on December 6, a Jewish girl walking on Carroll St. between Troy and Schenectady was groped by an African-American male on a scooter.