CROWN HEIGHTS — The NYPD is searching for a man who punched, choked and robbed a teenage girl walking home with her 2-year-old brother, police said.
The man followed the 16-year-old girl and the toddler from the Franklin Avenue subway station into their apartment building on Carroll Street at 10:35 p.m. on May 3, police said.
When they arrived at the apartment, the suspect began talking to the girl and when the teen opened the door to go inside, he forced his way in, punched her in the face multiple times and choked her. The man then took her cellphone and a laptop from inside the apartment, police said.
The suspect fled the building on foot. The girl was treated for cuts to her face and neck at Kings County Hospital. The two-year-old boy was uninjured in the robbery.
Police released images taken from the subway station of the suspect, who was wearing a black baseball cap decorated with the Superman logo and a black jacket with yellow lines on the arms.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782).