A six-year-old girl was recently beaten and robbed in Brooklyn, and police need help identifying the suspects.
Authorities said the child was in the Williamsburg area near Throop Avenue and Bartlett Street on the evening of July 28 when three men approached, NBC New York reported Friday.
One suspect allegedly punched the child in the chest, while the others took his scooter. Moments later, the three fled the area.
“The young girl was treated at the scene. Her scooter was worth around $30,” the outlet said.
Video footage showed the three suspects, one of them riding a blue bicycle. In part of the clip, someone was seen carrying what appeared to be a scooter as they ran across the street:
“What’s going on in the world? I mean, how could you fall so low? a neighbor said of the incident. “I’m speechless because, six years?”
Authorities believe the suspects were between 14 and 16 years old.
“It’s ridiculous because there are a lot of kids in this neighborhood, especially in this one block,” another neighbor said.
Police asked citizens for more information about what happened to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
A similar incident took place in Queens when suspects approached a 16-year-old, allegedly knocked him off his scooter, then punched and kicked him, ABC 7 reported. april.
“The teenager was stabbed in the back and the suspects left with his scooter, backpack and phone,” the outlet said:
Several Democratic-controlled cities across the country have seen increases in violent crime this year compared to last, according to a report released in June.
Data reviewed by Fox News found that rates of violent crime such as homicide, rape, robbery and assault in New York, Los Angeles, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Baltimore are expected to surpass last year’s levels .
Democratic Mayor Eric Adams’ New York City suffered the biggest increase in violent crime.