Women Held Up by Knife-Wielding Teenage Girl in Fort Greene, Police Say
FORT GREENE — Two women were held up at knife point by a teenage girl in Fort Greene just minutes apart, police said.
Officials believe the same girl, who is believed to be about 17 years old and an estimated 120 pounds, was responsible for both robberies.
The first victim, whose age was not known, was walking down South Portland Avenue near DeKalb Avenue, on Aug. 19 about 10:25 p.m. when a woman approached her from behind and said, "I want to get your bag."
The suspect then pulled out a knife and grabbed the victim's bag, which contained her glasses and wallet valued at $295, according to police.
The thief then ran south down the avenue, police said.
Just 5 minutes later, a 28-year-old woman was approached from behind by a teenage girl with a knife on South Elliott Place near Hanson Place.
The suspect said, "Give me your phone," and showed a 3-inch silver knife, according to police.
The victim ran across the street and the girl did not follow her. The suspect did not get the phone, police said.
No injuries were reported and no arrests were made, according to police.