There’s new information in an apparent hate crime at a Brooklyn synagogue. Police have released video, in hopes of catching the man accused of vandalizing the house of worship.
A rally to denounce the vandalism got underway late Tuesday morning, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported.
Clergy from different faiths stood in solidarity after a Bushwick synagogue was targeted by vandals over the weekend. The NYPD Hate Crimes Division continues to investigate the incident.
The group of clergy and law enforcement gathered in front of the boarded up window and shattered glass, which appear to be an indication of an increasing trend.
Video surveillance captured one of possibly two people police are looking for. They’re believed to be responsible for shattering the front window of the Chabad of Bushwick early Saturday morning.
“We just heard a really loud noise. It even sounded a little like an explosion,” Rabbi Menachem Heller said.
About 15 people, including children, were inside the synagogue observing Shabbat. No one was injured.
Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.