3 Teens Arrested, Charged with "Hate Crimes" in LES Attacks on Asian Women
Three of the five underage suspects police were looking for in connection with a series of five attacks on Asian women on the Lower East Side have been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force identified the suspects, a 15-year-old boy and girl and a 12-year-old girl, from the video footage above, taken by a surveillance camera at the Gompers Houses, where one of the attacks took place. Two suspects, also underage, are still at large.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), log on to NYPDcrimestoppers.com, or text to CRIMES (274637) -- enter TIP577.
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