String of Attacks on Jewish Men in Williamsburg Being Investigated as a Hate Crime

Courtesy of Williamsburg News

Three suspects are sought by the NYPD for potential hate crimes following a series of attacks on three Jewish men early Monday morning in Williamsburg, multiple news outlets report.

The Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attacks which began around 5 a.m. this morning at Ross Street, News 12 Brooklyn reports:

Police say the attacks took place around 5 a.m. Monday.

The first incident took place at 80 Ross St. when a 73-year-old man was approached by the suspects and was punched in the face.

Police say the suspects went through his pockets, but did not take anything.

The second incident happened on 91 Clymer St. where a 68-year-old man was also punched in the face. Police say the suspects attempted to rob him as well.

The third attack was almost identical to the first two when a 56-year-old man was punched in the face near 6262 Wythe Ave. The suspects also went through his pockets.

The first and third victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital and have since been released. The second victim refused medical attention.

An additional two attacks on Jewish men Monday morning could bring the total number of victims to six, according to Williamsburg News.

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