Police: 15-year-old girl brutally beaten, robbed by group in Crown Heights
A teenage girl was violently attacked by a group in Crown Heights and the incident was caught on video, police say.
The 15-year-old girl was attacked around 4 p.m. Thursday in front of 216 Utica Ave., near Sterling Place. Police say five young people turned themselves in Friday.
The 15-year-old is related to community advocate Tony Herbert, who says the family wants answers.
Video shows someone jump on top of the victim and stomp on her as more than a dozen other teens join in on the assault. Police say majority of the teens are male.
Investigators say the suspects caused major bruising and swelling to her face. When they were done attacking her, police say they took her sneakers, a cellphone and a debit card before taking off in different directions.
She was rushed to the hospital where News 12 is told she is in stable condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.