BED-STUY - Brooklyn officials passed out fliers today in an attempt to help police find a suspect who allegedly stole a man's cellphone while yelling anti-gay slurs at him.
City Council speaker Christie Quinn, along with other elected officials, stood at the intersection of Throop and Myrtle avenues passing out fliers of the suspect, 21-year-old Julius Wright.
Investigators say Wright targeted a 24-year-old man by the intersection on Sept. 5. They say he robbed the victim, yelled anti-gay slurs at him, and then sexually assaulted him after learning he was gay.
Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.
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