Teenage girls attack other teenage girls at Staten Island mall

Andrew Weber
July 02, 2019 - 10:41 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are stepping up patrols inside the Staten Island mall after five attacks on teen girls were made by two separate groups of teen girls over the past week and a half.

One victim who did not want her real name revealed told Eyewitness News, “"This used to be the place we would go to and we would feel okay and we would feel safe.”

Two of the suspects have been arrested, but then processed as juveniles and sent home.

The Staten Island Advance reports that the attackers are 12 and 13-year-old black and Hispanic girls.

All of the victims are white but police sources say they don’t believe race was a factor here.

The 121st Precinct on the island tweeted out a picture showing lots of police cars in the parking lot of the mall with the caption, “We will not tolerate any acts of violence or crime while you shop.”

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