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Young Woman Viciously Assaulted in Mugging Attempt

A young Jewish woman was viciously assaulted during an attempted robbery while walking on her way to work. A man approached her and without warning punched her in the face with such force that she was knocked out.

The incident occurred on Troy Avenue near the baseball field on Bergen Street at around 9:15 Tuesday morning.

The victim, who was described a ‘tiny’ and stands a mere 5 feet tall, was attacked so viciously and when punched she was lifted into the air and fell to the ground on top of her shoulder bag – which incidentally prevented the mugger from taking it.

One bystander, who did not witness the actual incident but heard the commotion, described the assailant as a “huge black man” who was scared off once he had assaulted the woman. The victim told Shomrim that she had been walking this route to work for a number of months.

Shomrim was notified and when they arrived police officers from the 77th Precinct were with the woman and were filing a police report. At first she had refused medical treatment and attempted to get up, but she immediately fell to the ground disoriented and dazed. Shomrim called Hatzalah who gave her treatment for obvious signs of a concussion.

42 Comments

  • 1. Do not stand idle wrote:

    Time for free classes on street safety for woman (and men).

    How to be aware of your surroundings, how to talk on a phone, how to avoid becoming a target etc.

    Not everybody can learn to defend themselves, but everyone can learn to avoid a situation where they would need to (as much as possible anyway).

    Funny, I can think of a gr8 organisation that works within/for the community doing all they can to help and protect us!
    (No, I’m not talking about the community council fyi)

  • 4. ad mosai???????? wrote:

    why isnt there a constant police presence on streets in brooklyn?
    until then this will continue to happen Gd forbid.
    Why arent there cameras?
    This is too scary.
    Is there anything substantial being done about this?
    Police will file this as: Man swore at young woman.

  • 7. UPSET! wrote:

    How Sad!
    Wish her a refuah Shelaima B’korov!
    Why can’t our streets be safer for everyone!!!

    MOSHIACH NOW!!!

  • 9. Doesn-t happen elsewhere wrote:

    Why doesn’t this happen in ANY other frum community in Brooklyn?!
    Simple! They have different “neighbors.”
    We live in an African American neighborhood which equals crime. The crime isn’t directed against any particular group, violent crime is simply a part of African American “culture,” a way of life. Very sad.
    If we decided to leave the neighbor-hood crime would sky rocket. Too bad we’re stuck with African American, peace loving neighbors.
    Yes, yes… It’s wrong to comment on a groups issue from the outside… as a group, African Americans suffer the most from this unfortunate “culture” … Unfortunately we will continue to suffer from their “cultural” spill over.

  • 11. Declasse-intellectual wrote:

    #1) There are numerous other items one can carry such as mace, hand fighting stick and taser stun
    #2) gun make sure you have a training certificate for front sight on how to use the equalizer
    #4)They are too busy enforcing nanny Bloomberg’s edict against chanut

  • 14. Obama has done nothing for African-Amer wrote:

    Obama has done nothing to help African-Americans who blindedly voted for him.
    Unemployment amongst African-African teens is the highest in the nation.
    What has Obama done to help them?
    Jack all!
    Unless you voted for Mitt Romney you will vehemnetly deny this, the same way you deny all the other things Obama did not do as he promised to do.
    Too bad Jimmy, you will have to wait 4 years until America will have a new worst president to remember and talk about.

  • 15. Concerned Army Veteran wrote:

    I’ve written crownheights with my strong support and wanting to help train people in self defense.

  • 16. Taxpayer wrote:

    I thought they said there will be violence if their candidate doesn’t win!
    But they got their way,

    so then why is there violence?

  • 17. #16 wrote:

    There’s a thin line between championing human rights and championing brutal violence (victims have rights too).

  • 19. to number 9 wrote:

    This does happen else where. this happens manhattan, queens, and all over brooklyn. Just because you dont know know that its happening there doesnt mean its not. Before we had CH.info there was a lot going on that you didnt hear about.

  • 20. HATE CRIME, NOT JUST ROBBERY wrote:

    HIS INTENT WAS TO PUNCH HER. IF HIS PRIMARY INTENTION WAS ROBBERY HE WOULD HAVE EASILY TAKEN THE BAG REGARDLESS OF HER ‘TINY’ BODY BEING ON IT. IF SHE WAS SO TINY AND HE WAS SO HUGE HE COULD HAVE EASILY GRABBED IT FROM HER WITHOUT ASSAULTING HER. DID SHE LOOK JEWISH? IF SHE WAS EVEN DRESSED MODESTLY AND COULD BE CONSIDERED JEWISH THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO FOR ME TO CONSIDER THIS TO BE AN ANTI SEMITIC ATTACK. ALL I SEE FROM THIS STORY IS A WOMAN ATTACKED WITH FORCE TOTALLY UNNECESSARY FOR ROBBING HER.

  • 21. Saint Mark wrote:

    This blatant act of violence shall not be able to pass by without immediate action by our friendly Police Forces in the neighbourhood. I am totally disgusted with our rampant and wild youth who – instead of getting out and working and acting like decent citizens of this free country of the United States of America – act as if they own the streets of Crown Heights. Let us all gather to protest as one community! AMEN BROTHERS and SISTERS.

  • 23. Thinkster wrote:

    There needs to be monitored camera oversight of the whole area. And yes, there needs to be free classes on situational awareness immediately.

  • 26. number 9 wrote:

    TO NUMBR 9. your right! This doesn’t happen in any other neghborhood because the people in other neighborhoods don’t tolerate it. In Crown Heights when something happens we say “oy, we need moshiach”. while that’s true, the police department doesn’t understand that language. They understood the language we used (once in history) when we demonstrated for the release of the guy that was attacked by the police. and because they understood that language we got the proper and desired results

  • 27. Fed Up with Crime wrote:

    There is a very thin line between stereotyping and racism.

    There is no line between recorded statistics and cold, hard facts.

  • 29. pincas wrote:

    time to stop waiting for the cops. when we catch them do what needs to be done.

  • 30. Declasse-intellectual wrote:

    Pincas–just remember that in Bloomberg’s New York with the liberal judges favoring the criminal because the new philosophy is the law abiding citizen is the evil doer and the criminal has all the rights in the world.
    You have to learn self-defense and you have to be aware of what the conditions are when you are exposed in an area to any person who might do you harm, and if you obtain a gun–training and practice in its usage is necessary
    The lesson from the Sandy disaster is that people will pray upon and attack the helpless in order to gain anything. You can be either a sheep or a guard dog–get educated in practical self-defense measures and responses to protect yourself and your family.
    Security cameras and police patrols are not realistic options–you in the end–the buck stops with you.

  • 34. Where are our leaders ??? wrote:

    Where is Ahavas and chesed lets make a rally we have to murch down troy avanue and invite the Jews from WiliamsBurgh this has gone long enough until we stand up for our human rights to work freely in the streets we will never be able to do it. No one should go through what this woman has gone through, dosent matter if you are Jewish Black Chinese or Indian.

  • 35. number 26 wrote:

    Don’t over-complicate the issue.
    The best police force and being perfectly organized won’t help!
    So long as we have neighbors who perpetuate a culture of violence, we will suffer from the spill over.
    Neighborhoods with the highest concentration of violent crime have the highest concentration of…?
    (hint: it’s NOT poverty)

  • 41. You asked for it! wrote:

    Why are people complaining here? when there is a protest in CH, less people show up there than complain online! maybe if it was reversed and people actually showed up and protested it would help change things. Until the sorry residents of CH don’t get off their lazy chairs and actually do something about it they should not complain. There should be at least one representative to protest from each family living in CH.

  • 42. Stephen Butler wrote:

    I am saddened and my soul weeps for this innocent women. However contrary to what many of you have posted, these crimes against Jews are happening everywhere. Just last month I was assaulted and told “ Die Jew! Go home.” And I am in Portland Oregon.
    Please join me and pray for a healing of those who carry such hatred.

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