NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say the suspects in a violent crime that took place in Brooklyn, are children.

Surveillance footage shows the four young suspects — accused of robbing and attacking a man — and police say one of them is as young as 8.

As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, a 30-year-old man was jumped outside of a co-op building on Willoughby Street off of Ashland Place in Fort Greene on the Friday after Thanksgiving around 12:30 a.m.

Police said four kids, two boys between the ages of 12 and 14, a girl between 12 and 14 and an 8 or 9-year-old boy, approached the man and demanded his phone.

They began punching him and threw him to the ground before taking off with the man’s laptop, headphones and a library book, police said.

People from the neighborhood were surprised to hear that kids so young were out so late without an adult.

“My son can’t be in the street at 12 o’clock and be in the house, and he’s 14.” Gabriel Alfredo said, “Maybe their parents don’t care about the kids.”

“I think that’s horrible, and I think the kids today, the parents need to actually have more control over them. Because that’s ridiculous, that’s their elder, and they should respect him and that should not happen,” Gylen Bryant said.

“It bugs me because I’m not a parent, but I’m about to be one and I wouldn’t want my kid outside at 8 years old at 12:30 at night. They have to get caught and they have to deal with the consequences. ” one man told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck. “You’re not gonna put them in jail, but they have to be taught a lesson 100 percent.”

Police were still looking for the young suspects on Tuesday. It’s believed they are from the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Anyone with information has been asked to call police.

Comments (138)
  1. People say there is a RACE problem. People say this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY and ONLY into White countries.

    People say the only solution to the RACE problem is if ALL and ONLY White countries “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against White people, Anti-Whites agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  2. Clark Fern says:

    Please stop referring to these sheltered sissy males who let children beat them up and take their phones, as “Men”! They’re not.

  3. Poor mini-criminals. They need a Christmas too…

  4. wifiwarrior says:

    No comment on their race, how interesting. Mainstream liberal media erning their 6 percent trust rating I see.

  5. If Obama had a son it would look and act like this kid!

  6. …it’s those Swedes and Norwegians making trouble, again?

  7. Carry a revolver and dispatch any “youts” who attack you. Do they no longer teach journalism in school? WHO WHAT WHERE WHY WHEN. Describe these “children”. What was their race?

    1. race only necessary if cop shoots at him

  8. If New York wants better, they need to show up at the polls. Only 19% elected DeBlasio.

  9. Their parents need to be arrested as well as they are responsible for their actions until they are 18 years old.

  10. doggeatdogg says:

    The Russians are at it again. Dang it.

  11. Matt Jackson says:

    So four kids beat up a snowflake-hipster? They should have just let the 8 year old have a run at him.

  12. Ed Johson says:

    If Obama had a son…

  13. So give us a description of the little miscreants so we can be on the lookout for them….. Height weight age ethnicity… I’m joking of course

  14. Pete Dosado says:

    New York Values on display?

  15. I wonder if the law was changed and every time a child commits a crime, the parents have to pay a fine and go to jail for a certain amount of time … how fast would parents make sure their kids are behaving ?

  16. So be on the lookout for 8 to 14 year old residents of Fort Greene…Got it!

  17. uFcking animals. Hunt them down and euthanize them. They can’t be rehabilitated.

  18. MF Luder says:

    dirty filthy animals

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