3 teens sought in violent attempted robberies of 3 Hasidic men in Brooklyn

Kimberly Dole
August 12, 2019 - 10:38 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- At least three unprovoked attacks on Hasidic men have occurred Monday morning in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn police say. 

Officials say the attacks occurred at three different locations near NYCHA housing.

According to police, three males ages 71, 67 and 56 were approached by at least three male teens.

One suspect punches victim, while the other two go through their victim's pockets but don't take anything.

Officials say the first attack happened at 5:a.m to at 80 Ross Street. 

The second incident occurred near 626 Wythe Place and the third near 13 Hooper St., police said.

Police are considering this an attempted robbery and the Hate Crimes division was on the scene.

According to Williamsburg News twitter account, the men were heading to synagogue for morning prayers.

Two victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation and the third victim refused treatment reports say.

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