To find three teenagers who harassed two Orthodox men on the second day of Pesach, the NYPD has turned to the public for assistance after two Yom Tov attacks in Far Rockaway on Jewish people.
According to the police, the first assault happened on April 7 at around 2:45 PM.
Between Caffrey and Mott Avenues, three children—two boys and a girl—throw rocks at a 49-year-old Orthodox man while making anti-Semitic comments.
The female suspect demonstrated to the victim that she had a razor, but after a bystander intervened, the group fled the area.
A few hours later, around 9:30 PM, the gang made anti-Semitic remarks at a 48-year-old Orthodox man near Brookhaven Avenue and Beach 17th Street. A fight broke out, a male suspect shoved the victim, and the suspects ran.
The NYPD is looking into both occurrences as potential hate crimes.
The three teens were all dressed in dark pants and were all African-American.
One was seen on surveillance footage wearing a black jacket with red sleeves and a hood, another sporting a hoodie with horizontal stripes of blue, white, and black, and the third sporting a tan hoodie and baseball cap.
Anybody with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, text the tip to 247637 (CRIMES) by typing TIP577, or use the website www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
Any information that results in an arrest could earn you a reward of up to $3,500.