Manhunt for suspects in 2 separate attacks on Orthodox Jewish men in Williamsburg

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May 09, 2019 - 9:09 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The manhunt continues for the suspects in two separate attacks on Orthdox Jewish men in Williamsburg.

In the first attack on Saturday, May 4,  in the vicinity of Broadway and Lynch Street, a 42-year-old man, wearing traditional religious attire, was walking westbound on Broadway when he was assaulted by a group of teens, who were also making anti-Semitic comments to the victim, police said. 

The suspects fled on foot eastbound on Broadway. The victim sustained bruising and swelling to his face and did not seek medical attention.

The second attack happened on Tuesday, May 7 at around 7 p.m. near Rodney Street and Marcy Avenue. In that attack, the teen suspect approached a 39-year-old man from behind and punched him one time in his head, police said.

EMS responded and treated the victim at the scene for pain to his head, face, ringing in his ear and a small bruise on his left hand. The man was dressed in traditional orthodox clothing, police said. 

Luckily, nobody was seriously hurt in either attack, 1010 WINS' Roger Stern reported.

Suspects in both attacks were caught on video and the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating. 

A $2,500 reward is being offered in both cases for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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