Crown Heights Jewish Man Hospitalized After Hate Crime Assault and Robbery

By Matis Glenn

A identifiably Jewish man was hospitalized after a brutal, hate-fueled assault and robbery in Crown Heights Thursday night, according to police.

The victim was standing outside a building on Eastern Parkway between Albany and Troy Avenues at around 7:35 p.m. when the suspect allegedly punched him in the head and stole his cell phone. As the suspect was leaving the scene of the crime, he allegedly made antisemitic remarks, along the lines of “dirty Jew.”

The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Beth Israel hospital in stable condition.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating this as an antisemitic incident.

After the assault and robbery, the suspect fled into the Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway train station. Police obtained a photo of him in the train station, and are asking the public to help identify and locate him.

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