Gang of girls attacks two teens on subway

May 4, 2012 3:23:15 PM PDT
The search is on for as many as 12 teenage girls wanted in a brutal and violent attack that started on a subway train.

The NYPD only released thirty seconds of the assault, but after further investigation Eyewitness News found the full three minutes clip posted on World Star Hip Hop.

You see at least twelve girls against two, and in the most brutal part, the group is punching the victim. Seconds later you that victim sprawled out on the platform after being dragged off the train. Next, three girls are latched onto the redhead's hair. They drag her out, and then in comes another girl, who punches her repeatedly.

"They're young and they don't think. I hope they get caught and prosecuted," Philomena Pierrrelous, subway rider, said.

That's exactly what the nypd hopes to do by releasing still pictures of the twelve teenage assailants. Investigators say the attack took place on the 4 train on march 31st just after 3:00 am at the east 176th station. Police say the two victims were first taunted by the group, stealing their french fries and iPhone, then launching an full on assault.

We showed the video to some straphangers who were on the number four train thursday. You can see the redhead with a bloody nose, begging for her attackers to return her iPhone.

"Oh my God, I'm shaking looking at this," Pierrrelous said.

"That's an unacceptable behavior on the train," Habiba Jalloh said.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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