Cops collar two in latest attacks on Jews in Crown Heights
For the third time in three weeks, an Orthodox Jewish man was reportedly attacked in Crown Heights – but this time, two suspects were caught.
The latest victim, a 22-year-old man, was thrown up against a car, repeatedly punched in the face and body and robbed as he was walking on President Street near Albany Avenue around midnight on Monday, according to the Yeshiva World.
The victim broke free of the two attackers and ran toward Kingston Avenue, where he was spotted by a police officer, who took one suspect into custody before his comrades arrested the second suspect two blocks away.
The suspects were ages 19 and 20, one of which was carrying knives, while the other had a pipe wrench, cops said.
They were charged with assault and robbery.
Both had prior arrest records, said The Yeshiva World.
The attack comes after two other allegedly anti-Semitic attacks that have had Crown Heights residents on edge. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said it is investigating separate attacks in the neighborhood on April 14 and April 22.
The Anti-Defamation League put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests in those attacks.
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