Teenager beaten in ‘gang assault’ near the Woodside Houses: NYPD

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Cops are looking for these four suspects who allegedly beat a teenage boy with a can and stick near the Woodside Houses. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria are on the lookout for four teenagers who beat up a 15-year-old boy near the Woodside Houses on Monday, Nov. 28.

The “gang assault” occurred at around 4:15 p.m. in front of a deli located at 48-02 Broadway when the victim was approached by the four men who began to beat him; one of the assailants hit him with a cane while another struck him repeatedly with a stick, police said.

The four teens jumped into a white Mazda SUV and drove off southbound on 48th Street toward Northern Boulevard. The victim was transported to NYC Health+Hospitals/Harlem in stable condition, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspects on Tuesday.

The teen with the cane wore a black hoodie, a black face covering, a red jacket with white sleeves with the number 85 on the arm, black jeans and white sneakers.

The suspect with the stick wore a black face covering, a dark jacket with a red horizontal stripe, black jeans and bright yellow sneakers. The third suspect wore a black jacket with a fur-lined hood, black jeans and a black head covering.

The fourth suspect wore a black jacket with a brown fur-lined hood, black jeans, dark sneakers and a blue face mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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