By COLlive reporter
A Chasidic man was assaulted and robbed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Tuesday evening, by a group of thugs who beat and chased him.
Shocking video footage from the scene of the attack shows a group of four black men surround the man who was walking at around 9:30 pm on Warsoff Place and Flushing Avenue, and begin punching him in the face.
The men stole the victim’s cell phone before fleeing.
The NYPD are searching for four suspects seen on the video.
“Is it open season on Jews in NYC?!” former Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted after attack. “This cannot go on! We will not tolerate this!”
Hikind is calling for New Yorkers to attend a protest this Sunday at City Hall Park in Manhattan to demand a proper response to the recent uptick in antisemitism in the city.
BREAKING: Hasidic man violently attacked by four thugs in Williamsburg.
Is it open season on Jews in NYC?!
This cannot go on! We will not tolerate this!
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) September 18, 2019
🚨Alert🚨Be on the the look out #bolo: The following 4 perps are wanted by the @nypd79pct detective squad for a Robbery and assault that occurred in the area of Warsoff Pl and Flushing Ave on September 17, 2019 at 9:30pm if seen call 911 and #Shomrim @718-237-0202 pic.twitter.com/PKjUov4B5I
— Williamsburg Shomrim (@WspuShomrim) September 18, 2019