Cops: Teen punched 15-year-old girl in the face

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Police are asking Brooklynites to keep their eyes peeled for a teen who they say punched a 15-year-old girl in the face on a Gowanus train platform earlier this month.

Cops say the victim was on the F train platform at the Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street subway station at around 12:40 am on July 5 when the suspect, an acquaintance, and two of his pals approached her. The victim said the two friends first distracted her, and then the alleged attacker suddenly slugged her in the face, according to a police report. The trio then fled the scene, cops said.

Authorities released a photo of the 17-year-old suspect, who they describe as 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds.

The suspect was wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a white T-shirt underneath it, tan shorts, and white sneakers at the time of the incident, police said.

Authorities ask anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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jjm from c. hill says:
I'm sure he is just a gentle giant. the girl was most likely a white transplant so it's all her fault.
July 23, 2015, 10:49 pm
John from Sunset park says:
Got robbed by the same punk 3 times . Gets arrested , serves a few days then back on the street . Problem is law is stacked against law abiding citizens . 3 strikes and your out . Gladly pay the jail bill . This thug will have 4 children each with the same lack of morala and violent tendencies.
July 24, 2015, 12:04 pm

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