The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying a unique van used in a rock-throwing incident in Kew Gardens Hills over the weekend as they attempt to solve another hate crime.
On May 6, shortly after 9 a.m., the event happened before Bais Yosef D’Ulem, also known as Rabbi Friedman’s shul.
Police said that as a 23-year-old male entered the synagogue at 139-19 72nd Road, an unknown person threw a small rock at him, striking him in the leg.
The van’s driver escaped the scene and fled south on 72nd Road toward 139th Street.
The victim was not gravely hurt, but she declined medical assistance when it was offered.
The white Sprinter van that was utilized in the incident, which is under investigation by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force, was visible in surveillance footage.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline by calling 800-577-TIPS, texting TIP577 to 247637 (CRIMES), or going online to www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.