Thursday, April 07, 2011
As many of you have probably already heard, a woman was attacked and robbed on Carroll Street between Hoyt and Bond Streets last week. The incident happened at 7:30 PM when it was still light out. The victim, who would like to stay anonymous, has just sent me an email, describing exactly what happened to her last Thursday. She wants everyone in the neighborhood to know about the incident and to be careful and aware.
"I was mugged on Thursday Mar 31 at 730 pm when I was walking down Carroll between Hoyt and Bond . I didn't see them coming but I am pretty sure they came diagonally from across the street. By the time I heard something / saw shadows they were already on me. One guy tried to put me in a choke hold while the other went for my bag. My initial reaction was to pull back my bag and scream for help thinking that there should be people around. I ended up on the ground. The guy that tried to choke me kept trying to put his hand on my mouth saying not to scream. I fought back until the other guy started hitting my head with his fist. At that point I thought they may have a knife (they didn't) and I let my purse go. They then said give us your phone which was in my coat pocket. I had given up and went to get my phone out but then they ran off suddenly. A neighbor had heard me and come out the house from across the street. They left my bag and ran down Carroll making a left on bond. I realized they had stolen my wallet from the bag the next morning after they started with the charges.
It happened right after the scaffolding on Carroll by that tree/fire hydrant. They were 18-25 years old from what i recall and maybe 5'7"-5'9", maybe 160-200 lbs, black/hispanic. Dressed mostly in dark clothing but i don't remember what exactly. They then went to pay rent at the NYC HA and hit Dominos on Smith and Bergen."
The incident is being investigated by the 76th Police Precinct. It is of particular concern that this incident happened so early in the evening. Though that part of Carroll Street is very quiet, this happened just as everyone was coming home from work.
Let's all be a bit more careful.