SHEEPSHEAD BAY - The NYPD Hate Crimes Taskforce is searching for the person who sprayed anti-Muslim graffiti on a Sheepshead Bay street.

The words "Dumb Muslim Die" was found spray-painted on Avenue Z and Harding Street, a section of Sheepshead Bay where many Muslims live.

Residents washed away the graffiti with bleach, making it barely visible. Officials say they are investigating the graffiti as a hate crime.