NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say a teenager was left beaten and stabbed in the Bronx after being brutally attacked by a group of young men last month.
Authorities say four suspects were caught on surveillance cameras cornering a 17-year-old inside a building near Casals Place and Carver Loop in Feb. 27 around 3 p.m.
The four attackers are seen punching, kicking, and then stabbing the teen twice before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Investigators say the suspects are all believed to be black men between 17 and 22-years-old.
The gang-style assault is the latest incident in a disturbing and growing trend throughout the borough.
Another teen was beaten and robbed by six men back on Feb. 8. Those suspects allegedly punched the 15-year-old several times before running off with the boy’s phone.
Before that, another pack of six teens are suspected of carrying out at least four attacks on Bronx residents dating back to December of 2018. In each of those incidents, the victims say the group approached them, attacked them, and then stole their iPhones, wallets, and backpacks.
The NYPD claims the city’s overall crime rate has dropped to record lows however, officials said they were shifting units to deal with a spike in violent crimes including murders and rapes. The department says many clusters of violence are driven by gang activity and gun violence.
Anyone with information about these suspects is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.