By COLlive reporter
The assault of a Chassidic Jewish man by a group of 7 black teens was recorded on surveillance footage which was recently released.
Community activist Yaakov Behrman posted the disturbing video to Twitter, but wrote that the victim does not want to come forward due to his fear of the discovery reform, which may lead to the attacker finding out his identity.
In the video, the group of teens is seen running after the Jewish man, hitting him in the head with a chair. They are then seen chasing him down the block, and one can be seen punching the man in the head.
The incident occurred last Tuesday evening on Lincoln Place near Albany Avenue, the same day another incident occurred in Crown Heights a short while later.
In the second incident, a Jewish man was assaulted by a group of teens on Union Street between Albany and Kingston Avenues at approximately 6:00 pm.
The group of black teenaged males approached him from behind. One of the males punched the Jewish man in the head, while the other took a video of the attack, police said.
The investigation was referred to the Hate Crimes unit and is being treated as a bias attack, NYPD said.
Behrman says he believes it is the same group of teens who have perpetrated both attacks.
Police are searching for the attackers, no arrests have been made.
I found disturbing footage of chair throwing & assault on Chassidic Jew Tue on Albany & Lincoln. Victim is uncomfortable reporting due to the discovery reform (attacker may know his identity). Same group assaulted someone later that night on Union Kingston. @NYPD77Pct @NYPD71Pct pic.twitter.com/f5jEAL5SkR
— Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) December 31, 2019