NYPD officials said that a Jewish man was beaten up Monday night during a robbery in Boro Park and that police are hunting for a trio of attackers, JP Updates reported.
The 49-year-old man was on his way home and was approached by three men at approximately 9:40 p.m., on 38th Street, between 15th and 16th Avenues. One of the men put the victim in a chokehold and threw him to the ground, while the second suspect kicked the man in the face multiple times, and the third suspect removed the man’s wallet which contained a $100 bill and a credit card, police said.
The NYPD and Boro Park Shomrim were called to the scene and conducted an extensive search for the attackers but were unable to find them. Video footage obtained by Shomrim reportedly showed the four suspects fleeing from the crime scene. The victim was unable to provide police with a detailed description of the attackers because he was shaken up, a police source said. The man was treated at the scene by Hatzolah and refused to be taken to a hospital.
The NYPD’s 66th Precinct detective squad is searching for the attackers and asks anyone who has any information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or to call Boro Park Shomrim at 718-871-6666. Councilman David Greenfield is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to the arrests and conviction of the perpetrators.
Police are stepping up patrols in the area to ensure residents’ safety.