Crime > Wednesday, March-07-2012

Assault in Marine Park Has Frum Community On Edge

Police are hunting for two men accused of assaulting a woman in Brooklyn’s Marine Park. “It’s scary because it could be anyone. It’s not like it’s in the middle of the night. It’s a work day in the middle of the week. There are people walking around. There were people all around and they just went into the store,” said resident Leba Cohen. Cohen works down the street from the First Class Auto Leasing and Sales office on Nostrand Avenue where, police said, the 60-year-old woman was attacked. Police said the victim was alone in the leasing office when two men knocked on the door, asking for the owner. Investigators said the woman let the men in. Security cameras were rolling as the suspects pulled the woman to a back room and assaulted her. Alex Rudenko works right next door and said Tuesday, like every morning, he and his boss helped the ailing woman unlock her office security gate. He said he couldn’t believe he didn’t notice any commotion. “We not hear it. We not seeing nobody,” he told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez. “It’s shocking! All the time our doors open all day. I don’t know. It can happen with anybody.” “They’re very brazen. Very bold. It’s really. It’s horrible,” added Avi Norensberg, a teacher next-door at Yeshiva Ahavas Torah. “That it happens right next to where kids are is especially frustrating and scary.” He said he thinks it’s possible students or teachers could have seen the alleged attackers as they ran off. Police are looking through video from surveillance cameras in the neighborhood that caught the suspects on the move.

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