A 16-year old girl and her two-year old brother were walking home from the subway, not suspecting the dangers lurking in the shadows right behind them.
A man was following them to their Brooklyn apartment in Crown Heights with the intention of robbing them of their valuables.
Police officers say the man stalked the two all the way to their apartment, where he pushed his way into their open when the girl opened the door, unaware of the dangers that stood following it.
Once the man entered the apartment, he hit the girl in the face and choked her. He stole her laptop and cell phone and then ran away.
Luckily, the 2 year old boy was not hurt in the attack. The girl had multiple cuts to her face and neck. She was taken to a hospital and he condition has been deemed serious, but stable.
The man who committed the act can be seen here. Anyone with any information is asked to speak up.
Cops say the man is in his 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with the Superman logo, a black jacket with yellow piping on its arms and gray sweatpants.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Cops say the man stalked the siblings from the Franklin Avenue subway station and into their apartment building near Franklin Avenue and Carroll Street just after 10:30 p.m. on May 3. When the victim, 16, and her brother, 2, arrived at the door, he pushed his away inside the Crown Heights home, hit teenager in the face and choked her, police said. He took her cellphone and laptop and then ran away in an unknown direction.