NYPD: 14-Year-Old Targeted In Latest Act Of Anti-Semitism By Teens

November 07, 2018 - 4:00 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A group of teenagers targeted a Jewish boy on a Brooklyn street in their latest anti-Semitic act, according to police.

Surveillance video of the incident shows the teens knocking the hat off of the 14-year-old Hasidic boy in Bedford-Stuyvesant before sprinting away.

Authorities believe they are the same teenagers who assaulted a 10-year-old girl and threw a pipe through the window of a local synagogue.

“An individual was pushed and had his hat knocked off, then a young girl was pushed to the ground, thankfully not seriously injured, and then the pipe that went through the window,” Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said. “Rest assured that these crimes are treated with the utmost importance and our Hate Crimes detectives are diligently working to bring all those responsible to justice.”

The NYPD said the incident is the latest in a “notable uptick” in hate crimes throughout the city.

Last week, a 26-year-old man was arrested after scrawling anti-Semitic messages inside a Brooklyn synagogue. Additionally, the NYPD’s Hate Crimes division is also searching for the suspect who vandalized the African American Burial Ground Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

The suspects are described as black and around 12 to 15-years-old.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS