Three Arrested for Anti-Semitic Graffiti at Boro Park Yeshivah


Three teenagers were arrested Monday evening for spray painting anti-Semitic graffiti at and near a yeshivah in Boro Park over the weekend.

Staff members at a day camp located in the building of Yeshiva Ohr Moshe on 17th Avenue and 58th Street were stunned to see a large swastika painted on a bus outside, with the word “Go” scrawled near it.

Investigators also found a swastika and the words “get out” and “you don’t belong” on the walls inside a vacant home under construction on the same block.

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force on Monday spoke to the foreman at the construction site and the administrator of Ohr Moshe. The administrator told the task force that there was yet another incident that occurred inside the yeshivah that was captured by surveillance cameras where a window had been forced open.

After reviewing the footage, the investigators were able to identify the three perpetrators, who were all located and arrested that evening. Randy Martinez, 18, Robert Diaz and Steven Sragoso, both 17, were charged.

“It’s appalling that these guys would come into our neighborhood simply to spread their anti-Semitic views,” said Councilman David Greenfield in a statement thanking the NYPD for the quick arrests.