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Kids as Young as 8 Rob Man in Downtown Brooklyn, Police Say

By Alexandra Leon | December 14, 2016 9:49am

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A group of kid muggers — one believed to be as young as 8 years old — attacked and robbed a man as he was walking home near Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, police said. 

The four suspects — described as between 8 and 14 years old — approached the 30-year-old victim and demanded his phone as he was walking past 191 Willoughby St. on Nov. 25 around 12:30 a.m., the NYPD said. 

They then began punching the man and threw him to the ground before stealing his Jack Spade laptop bag, a library book titled “Thinking, Fast and Slow” and headphones worth a total of $130, police said.

They then fled northbound on Ashland Place, police said. 

Police said they are looking for a girl between 12 and 14 who was wearing light-colored pants and a green hooded jacket; a boy between 12 and 14 who was wearing a black-colored sweatshirt with “Brooklyn” in white letters and light pants; a boy between 12 and 14 years old who was wearing dark pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt; and a boy between 8 and 9 who was wearing dark pants and a dark hooded coat. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.