The NYPD successfully arrested one of the three suspects, who figured in four random assaults, over a roughly four-hour span in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Sources said the detained suspect is a juvenile who admitted guilt to the four assaults.
With the arrest of the suspect, NYPD is confident they can arrest the other suspects soon.
Based on NYPD record, the first assault occurred before 4:30 p.m. in front of 2428 East 27th Street in Sheepshead Bay, where an 81-year-old man was walking when an unknown individual approached and asked, “Where is the B44 bus?”
As the victim began to give directions, the individual punched him in the face before fleeing southbound, on foot, along East 27th Street towards Avenue Y.
Approximately 15 minutes later, in the vicinity of Avenue U and East 29th Street, a 64-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when a group of individuals approached and punched him in the face, unprovoked.
Then, around 8 p.m. in the vicinity of 2959 Avenue Y, a 76-year-old woman was walking when an unknown individual approached and asked her a question.
As she began to answer, the individual punched her in the face before fleeing on foot.