The NYPD is now tracking down two teenagers who attacked at least two frum Jews in Williamsburg this past Motzei Shabbos.
According to reports, in one incident, the teens chased a Jewish man in the area of Lee Ave. between Taylor Street and Roebling Ave.
In the chase, the victim’s shtreimel fell to the ground and was promptly stolen by one of the suspects.
The second incident, which occurred on Roebling Street between Division and Lee Avenues, was a suspect who ran up behind a 66-year-old Jewish man on his way to shul early Sunday morning and sprayed him twice with a chemical fire extinguisher before punching him in the face, causing minor injuries.
The NYPD considers the two incidents as hate crimes.