NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A brutal attack and robbery was caught on camera in Brooklyn.
Police are now searching for suspects.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
The surveillance video is tough to watch. Two suspects pounce on an unsuspecting 30-year-old woman, steal her belongings, then continue to kick her while she’s down.
Families told CBS2’s Christina Fan the robbery is just another example of growing violence plaguing Brownsville.
“There’s a lot of shootings, gangs, fighting. You don’t feel safe, not at all,” resident Ruth Genao said.
The robbery happened on Oct. 6 at around 3 a.m. in front of 211 Powell St.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
The female suspect first punches the victim, causing her to crash face first into a planter. She then punches and kicks the victim to the point of unconsciousness, while the man rummages through the victim’s belongings.
“It’s crazy. All I do, I come to my program, go to my doctor’s appointment, and I go in the house. Scared to come outside,” one resident said.
The suspects ran off with the woman’s purse, two Motorola cellphones, $50, and a neck chain, leaving the victim with trauma to her face and head and a neighborhood on edge.
“Now I’m kind of nervous because my daughter always walk down to the train by herself and then comes back home,” Genao said.
The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.MORE NEWS: Report: Feds May Allow Americans To Get Different COVID Booster Than Vaccine They First Received
Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.