NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A group of teens pushed a 19-year-old man to the ground, punched and kicked him repeatedly before cutting the straps of his book bag and stealing it in Brooklyn.
The vicious assault happened at about 2 p.m. on Oct. 8 in front of 619 56th St.
The victim, who was nearly stripped of his shirt and jacket during the assault, was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The NYPD describes the suspects as follows:
Individual #1: Male Hispanic, in his late teens, medium complexion, thin build, approximately 5'10" tall. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
Individual #2: Male Hispanic, late teens, dark complexion, thin build, approximately 5'10" tall. He was last seen wearing a blue puffy jacket, black jeans and white sneakers.
Individual #3: Male Hispanic, in his late teens, light complexion, thin build, with medium length braids, and approximately 5'10" tall. He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, blue and white sneakers and glasses.
Photos and video of the three unknown males were released by police.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.