Nov. 5, 2019 By Allie Griffin
A 16-year-old girl was violently mugged by a group of teenagers last month in Kew Garden Hills and police are still searching for suspects.
The girl was walking home from school along Horace Harding Expressway on Thursday, Sept. 26. At 2 p.m., when she neared 160th Street, several teens approached her and began kicking and punching her until she fell to the ground, police said.
The teens then took $30 cash, a cell phone and airpods from the girl before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. The victim had minor bruising and pain, but refused medical attention, cops said.
Police have already arrested a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, who were both charged with assault and robbery. They are still looking for other suspects and have released photos of a girl and boy.
Anyone with information in regard to the identities of the male and
female 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.