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Young Woman Viciously Assaulted and Mugged

Last night, Motzei Shabbos, at around midnight, a young Jewish woman was brutally assaulted and mugged in the lobby of her apartment building.

The incident occurred at around 12:00am in the lobby of 1625 President Street, located on the corner of Schenectady Avenue.

The victim, a Jewish woman in her twenties, was followed into her building by an African-American man, who went up behind her, grabbed her by the neck, and demanded her phone and then demanded money.

The assailant choked the woman, and threatened to kill her if she didn’t immediately comply.

The woman gave up her phone and a $5 bill she had in her pocket, and the assailant fled the scene.

In a conversation with law enforcement following the attack, the woman said that she was in fear for her life.

Shomrim and police searched the area for the perpetrator, but he remains at large at this time and an investigation is ongoing.

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#1 Comment By STOP On April 10, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

This is the plague of the cell phone! Instead of having her wits about her and keeping her eyes open for what’s going on around her, she was busy texting and therefore oblivious to the world! Let this be a warning to others to keep their eyes and wits on what’s going on around them instead of the idolized phone.

#2 Comment By chaim On April 10, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

Why is the door to the building not locked????

#3 Comment By Anonymous On April 10, 2016 @ 6:42 pm

“followed her in”

#4 Comment By read On April 10, 2016 @ 4:44 pm

The victim, a Jewish woman in her twenties, *******was followed into her building by an African-American man,********
who went up behind her, grabbed her by the neck, and demanded her phone and money.

#5 Comment By Yitzchok On April 10, 2016 @ 6:15 pm

I hope that the young woman is OK. Hopefully they’ll catch this perp before he’ll strike again.

#6 Comment By It’s time to add cameras that will capture faces On April 10, 2016 @ 6:39 pm

Every place that has security cameras, should add one or two that can capture the faces, placed at the average human height. It doesn’t need to take motions, just stills every half a second or so, those can then be matched up with the birds eye cameras so we can get better pictures and ID of perps!!!

#7 Comment By doesnt matter On April 11, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

or maybe move from dangerous and depressing crown heights into a much safer area!! thank god I did and I never look back!

#8 Comment By Anonymous On April 10, 2016 @ 6:41 pm

She should sue the landlord for being traumatized from the whole incident being there the door did not block behind her

#9 Comment By doesnt matter On April 11, 2016 @ 1:27 pm

if one sued the landlord bc a door wouldn’t lock, 99% of landlords in this entire country would be sued bc most landlord don’t give a darn abt anyone/anything except for their rent $$$.

#10 Comment By ATTN Chaim On April 10, 2016 @ 6:51 pm

I live in this building. The door has an electric lock which is turned off for Shabbos. The super, Oscar, is supposed to turn it back on an hour after Shabbos, but…

#11 Comment By budiling door On April 10, 2016 @ 9:11 pm

it seems from the video that the door was unlocked and every perp is able to walk through freely.

this should be corrected immediately/

#12 Comment By In to old days On April 10, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

There was a group of Jews (Russians, (or in Williamsburg satmar) that used to beat a few people after such an incident to stop it, but now we are all liberals (and feminist) and complain about the quality of the camera

#13 Comment By DeClasse’ Intellectual On April 10, 2016 @ 9:36 pm

This is normality in this section of New York

#14 Comment By Cell Phone!!! On April 10, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

Again with the cell phone. Use it and you are unaware that the door behind you is still open and someone is coming in for you.

#15 Comment By thumbs up On April 11, 2016 @ 1:33 am

Cell phones are distractions – look how she is walking & texting. Can’t it wait? These animals see an opportunity and grab it. This could have been avoided had the girl been aware of her surroundings – but a text is far more important.

#16 Comment By Blame it on the cell phone On April 11, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

Cell phones are like oxygen. We cannot live without them. Now w e start blaming the victim for acting as anyone of us would!

#17 Comment By Old Timer On April 11, 2016 @ 3:17 pm

Did I read that right – “Cell phones are like oxygen”???

Do you think you will die without your cell phone??

This girl could have!

Take it from an Old Timer, there is life possible without cell phones.

(Not to mention how many lives are ruined by cell phones).

#18 Comment By poor girl On April 10, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

this is so frightening. my heart goes out to this young woman.

could so easily have been any one of us.

#19 Comment By Turn off your phone! On April 11, 2016 @ 8:47 am

Like other commenters, PLEASE do not be using your phone when you are walking around, ladies!!
This young woman was lucky, the young woman in TX was not. In these days we need to be aware of our surroundings and people around us.

#20 Comment By Cell phone and tznius On April 11, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

Blame everything on cell phones and tznius and machlokes…but if truth be told, we are living in a jungle. Everyday that nothing bad happens is a miracle.

#21 Comment By Men preaching On April 11, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

“PLEASE do not be using your phone when you are walking around, ladies!!”

Why is this only to ladies???

Men walk into walls while talking on their phones – I have seen it!

Men walk directly in front of traffic while yakking – I have seen it!

Why is this directed to “ladies”?!

Get away from the stereotype that ladies are always yenting and that ladies are scatterbrains.

#22 Comment By Womans Lib On April 12, 2016 @ 7:57 am

So now we have to contend with feminist and political correctness.

#23 Comment By sw On April 11, 2016 @ 11:47 am

NEED BETTER SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN MORE AREAS
do any neighbors have surveillance cameras so he may have been seen from other cameras at a better angle??

#24 Comment By chaim On April 11, 2016 @ 10:19 pm

The door should be locked on Shabbos.There are “Shabbos keys”

#25 Comment By Huh? On April 12, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

What – it was on shabbos?! The girl is on the cell phone!!

#26 Comment By 1625 Resident On April 13, 2016 @ 11:23 pm

Mazel Tov, they changed the lock. So silly how they always wait for something drastic to happen before they spend one penny on anything.

#27 Comment By Yoilie On April 17, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

Letr me ask a simple question: How does a story about a vicious mugging bring about comments from people about femminist and women’s lib, shmiras shabbus, tznius and cell phone use? Ich farshtei nisht! Mah inyan shmita aitzel har sinai?! These people make like a tea pot – hackt ah t’china’ik.