A Jewish man was attacked and robbed in a disturbing incident in Crown Heights, Thursday night. The victim, a Chasidic Jewish resident of Crown Heights, was wearing traditional Jewish garb.
The incident occurred Thursday evening near Eastern Parkway and Albany Ave at approximately 7:30PM. The perpetrator snuck behind the victim and viciously attacked him, repeatedly punching him in the head and face, causing injuries. The perpetrator then stole the victim’s cell phone. After assaulting and robbing the victim, the perpetrator called the victim a [expletive] dirty Jew and fled the scene.
Crown Heights Shmira and the NYPD searched extensively for the perpetrator but he had already fled the area.
The incident is under investigation as a hate crime robbery with the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force handling the investigation. Crown Heights Shmira is actively assisting the NYPD in this investigation and was able to track the perpetrator via video until he fled into the subway.
Shmira urges the community to be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
In case of an emergency, call 911 and Shmira 24/7 at 718-221-0303.
Shmira is looking for responsible and qualified individuals who are ready to join and give back to the community. If you believe you are ready to join, please fill out the sign-up form at http://www.chshmira.org/join-us/