NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigating After 3 Hasidic Jews Attacked in Williamsburg

NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Investigating After 3 Hasidic Jews Attacked in Williamsburg


INVESTIGATION. >>>A NUMBER OF ASSAULTS AND MUGGINGS IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME THIS MORNING IN BROOKLYN AND THE NYPD HATE CRIME UNIT IS INVESTIGATING. THIS IS LIVE IN NEW YORK WITH DETAILS. >>Reporter: THE FIRST ATTACK HAPPENED HERE ON ROSS STREET AROUND 5 AM. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT APPROACHED THE VICTIM, DEMANDED MONEY AND TURNED TO THEIR FISTS. AT LEAST THREE ATTACKS, ALL WITHIN ONE HOUR. NEIGHBOR SAY THE SUSPECT STRUCK IN THE EARLY MORNING. ALL OF THE VICTIMS, ACIDIC JUICE. >>IT MIGHT JUST BE A MUGGING, WITH KNOWING THAT PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF, I GO OUT OF MY HOUSE. AND MANY OF THEM GO TO PRAYERS AT 6 AM. >>Reporter: THE ATTACKERS SNUCK UP FROM BEHIND. PUNCH THE VICTIMS IN THE FACE AND RUMMAGED THROUGH THEIR POCKETS. AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. >>IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE WAITING FOR, TO MAKE AN EASY CALL. >>Reporter: HE BELIEVES HE WAS TARGETED THIS MORNING AND NARROWLY ESCAPED BECOMING A VICTIM. >>MY CAR WAS PARKED IN THE BACK SO I WENT DOWN IN THE MORNING AND I HEARD SOMEONE IN THE BASEMENT. I GOT OUT FAST. >>Reporter: COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS SAY THEY ARE NOT SURPRISED BY THE VIOLENCE. MANY COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LACK OF POLICE PRESENCE. >>AFTER EVERY CRIME, TAKE A LOOK, THERE IS A MEETING, WITH ZERO RESULTS. >>THERE SHOULD BE SECURITY, MORE SECURITY. >>Reporter: OFFICERS BELIEVE THERE WERE THREE ATTACKERS, ALL TEENAGE BOYS. HATE CRIMES UNIT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. AND THE VICTIMS AGES ARE BETWEEN 56-71 YEARS OLD AND ALL OF THE CASES, NOTHING WAS TAKEN.

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