Woman attacked in Brooklyn apartment building elevator; suspects arrested

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Lisa Colagrossi reports on the hunt for two men who assaulted an 18-year old woman on an elevator in Midwood. (WABC)

Police have made a second arrest in the case of a teenager brutally attacked inside an elevator in her Brooklyn apartment building.

Malique Young, 18, of Brooklyn, was arrested Thursday and charged with robbery. On Wednesday, authorities took 18-year-old Tyler Hoppin into custody in connection with the assault in Midwood Sunday night, which happened just after 9:30 p.m.

Officers got a tip from someone who recognized Hoppin in surveillance video showed on Eyewitness News and on this site. The video shows the two punching and kicking the victim, then stealing her purse before fleeing on foot.

"I've lived in this building for seven years, I've lived in the neighborhood all my life, nothing like this has ever happened before like this," neighbor Jean Silver said.

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Hoppin is charged with robbery, assault and criminal possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information on the case should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit tips to the Crimestoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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