Second Suspect Charged In Brutal Attack On Woman In Midwood, Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A second suspect was arrested and charged Thursday night in a brutal attack on a woman in Midwood, Brooklyn.
Malique Young, 18, of Brooklyn, was charged Thursday night with robbery in the attack, police said.
Another suspect — Tyler Hoppin, also 18 and of Brooklyn — was charged Thursday with robbery, assault and criminal possession of stolen property.
The entire assault was caught on surveillance video.
The 18-year-old victim was walking into a building Sunday night at around 9:35 p.m. The suspects followed her in a few seconds later.
In the surveillance video, the first suspect can be seen smiling and talking over his shoulder to the second suspect who walks in a moment later, also with a smile.
They follow the woman down the hallway to the elevator. After she steps into the elevator, the second suspect grabs her by the neck and forces her back into the hallway, tossing her to the ground.
On her way down, the woman can be seen punching and kicking at the men who attacked her, but she was no match for them, CBS 2’s Don Champion reported.
Once on the ground, the duo can be seen struggling with the woman and punching her.
A few moments after the attack begins, a person can be seen in the video watching the whole thing take place from down the hallway. That person quickly ducks away after apparently being noticed by the attackers.
One suspect could also be seen on the video running away after the attack and apparently throwing the woman’s stolen purse into the bushes.
Police said the victim didn’t know her attackers.
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