Both suspects caught in ‘despicable’ robbery and beating in Midwood

August 1, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
Surveilance footage showed the two suspects in a savage robbery and beating in Midwood. Both suspects have since been arrested
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The second of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood on Sunday were arrested early Friday morning. The other suspect was apprehended on Thursday.

“I commend Deputy Inspector Richard DiBlasio and the NYPD’s 70th precinct for their dedication and commitment in the apprehension of the second suspect in the July 27th assault in Midwood,” said Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, a member of the public safety committee. “The timely arrest of the two culprits in this vicious crime is also due in part to the existence of clear, quality surveillance footage that was obtained of the attack. Security cameras are becoming increasingly significant in the policing and safety of our neighborhoods, as is demonstrated again in this most recent crime. I will be reaching out to Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson to share my concerns and I am confident that he will prosecute the two perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.”      

Surveillance footage of the incident was made available. The two suspects were described as a black male, 20-25 years old, wearing a black tee shirt and multi-colored pants, and a second black male, late teens to early 20’s, approximately 240 pounds, wearing an orange t-shirt, beige shorts and a backpack.         

Here’s the footage of the incident:

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“Violent crimes such as this will not be tolerated.” Deutsch said.

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