The suspects, who range in age from 15 to 19, climbed fire escapes and jumped rooftops to gain access to victims’ apartments from April 2011 to March 2012, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.
“These Brower bums terrorized their neighborhood for one long year, but now their cycle of crime is over,” Hynes said.
Hynes told CBS 2′s John Slattery the gang began with just burglaries, but added “the Brower Boys became increasingly brazen in their criminal activity.”
Named for nearby Brower Park in Crown Heights, the gang resorted to gunfire and robbery, the district attorney said. Suspect Terry Walley allegedly tangled with a resident he allegedly shot and wounded.
Four other suspects, Christopher Scott, Derrin Dyson, Dezhaun Samuels, and a 13-year-old, allegedly tied up victims in an apartment.
“It is alleged all four sexually assaulted the female victim while still tied behind her back,” Hynes said.
Police said it was Dyson and Olurabu Henry who were caught on camera hauling out laptops, cell phones and other stuff to sell.
The 102-count indictment alleges that the suspects stole electronics which they would later pawn.