High School Yeshiva Student Robbed in Front of School

By Matis Glenn

(Shomrim of Flatbush)

A yeshiva student was robbed in broad daylight in front of Veretzky Yeshiva, Shomrim tells Hamodia. The victim, a 9th grade student at the yeshiva, and his friend, were approached by two youths, followed by a third, at around 9:40am Thursday morning.

Video footage shows two suspects running on to the block of the yeshiva, on East 18th Street between Avenues L and M in Midwood. After they cornered the victim behind a car, a third suspect joined them, and robbed him of $70 in cash, together with other valuables. Only one student was robbed.

Shomrim tells Hamodia that the suspects appear to be high school aged, and likely attend Edward R. Murrow High School, located less than two blocks away from the scene of the crime. The Assistant Principal of Security at Murrow told Hamodia that they do not know anything about the incident. Shomrim also says that they do not believe the robbery to be a hate crime.

Students from the large public school have harassed yeshiva students in the past, including a May incident where a Murrow student assaulted a Veretzky student who refused to say the words “free Palestine.”

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