**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
COUNCIL MEMBER LETITIA JAMES CALLS ON 77TH PRECINCT TO ADDRESS VIOLENT ATTACKS IN PROSPECT HEIGHTS
(Brooklyn, NY)— Following yesterday’s violent attack of a Prospect Heights woman on Eastern Parkway between Underhill Avenue and Washington Avenue, Council Member Letitia James called on the 77th Precinct to secure the Underhill Avenue and Washington Avenue blocks spanning Bergen Street and Eastern Parkway.
There have been 10 violent attacks reported in Prospect Heights over the 2012 summer, as reported by the Patch. The vast majority of attacks were robberies, although in some cases the attacker left without taking the victim’s property. Recently, a 16-year-old was arrested and charged for three muggings in the community.
“It is imperative that the 77th Precinct move to address this rash of violent attacks through placing additional police presence in the nexus of these where these crimes are taking place,” said Council Member Letitia James. “It is incredibly fortunate that someone has not been more seriously injured over the summer.”
According to the NYPD, there is no existing link between these crimes.