The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is searching for a woman who hit a teenage girl with a cardboard box and made anti-Asian statements.
What happened: On Oct. 22, a 17-year-old girl was targeted in an anti-Asian attack outside the Chinese grocery store “My Mandarin” in Brooklyn, reported New York Post.
- According to the officials, the victim was approached on Brighton Beach Avenue by a blonde-haired woman wearing all black.
- At around 10 a.m., the suspect struck the teenage girl with a cardboard box and yelled anti-Asian slurs at her before fleeing the area.
- The suspect was caught on security footage walking inside the store, which the NYPD Crime Stoppers Twitter account shared on Oct. 24.
WANTED for HATE CRIME: On 10/22/21 @ 10:02 AM, front of 100 Brighton Bch Ave the unidentified individual used an Anti-Asian slur(s) & struck the victim with a cardboard box. Any info call us @ 800-577-TIPS or DM NYPDTips Reward up to $3500. pic.twitter.com/SFHbOcqPt3
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) October 24, 2021
- The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. The public can also submit their tips on Twitter @NYPDTips or by submitting online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
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