The 15-year-old girl who was savagely beaten and robbed of her Air Jordans by nearly a dozen teens is devastated by the mob ambush, her uncle told The Post Saturday.
The teenager had been walking along Utica Ave. in Crown Heights Friday when a posse of punks swarmed her, punching and kicking her in the head while she curled helplessly on the sidewalk, stunning footage shows.
“My niece is traumatized,” the relative said.
Adding insult to injury, one of her attackers pulled off her black and white Air Jordan 1 sneakers off her feet before the group ran off, the video shows.
Investigators believe the attack may have been retaliation for a fight earlier in the school day where the victim allegedly beat up another student — but the girl’s friends told The Post she wasn’t known for stirring up violence.
But neighbors told The Post the girl is a “quiet” basketball player who was known more for sporting her beloved Jordans than getting in trouble.
“I was sick to my stomach when I found out it was her,” said one neighbor who declined to be named but said she recognized the girl — and her retro kicks — from video footage.
“I know her sneakers. I’ve seen her with the sweatpants and the sneakers.”
“She is a tall kid, tall and slim and quiet,” said the neighbor, who lives next to the victim in NYCHA’s Albany Houses. “She don’t bother nobody and I can’t understand why they did that to her.”
Added pal Jacob Black, 13: “She goes to school and she is a basketball player — that’s all she does. She doesn’t have problems with anyone.”
Five teens turned themselves in to cops at the 77th Precinct Station House Friday night and were later charged with robbery and gang assault, authorities said.
The boys range in age from 14 to 17 years old, and were expected to appear in Kings County Criminal Court Saturday.
Police were still searching for additional suspects.
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