Police continue to probe anti-Semitic vandalism in Midwood

Police are continuing to investigate who was responsible for an anti-Semitic vandalism spree in Midwood yesterday.Officials say a number of cars were torched and vandalized,

MIDWOOD - Police are continuing to investigate who was responsible for an anti-Semitic vandalism spree in Midwood yesterday.

Officials say a number of cars were torched and vandalized, and benches in the area were spray painted with swastikas and "KKK."

A day later, many of the benches have been either repaired or removed, and most of the burnt-out cars have been towed away.

Many local residents say they are not going to let the vandals stop them from going about their lives while police try to find the perpetrators.

"The anti-Semitic sentiment that was expressed in this vicious attack is something that we must not remain silent for, we must respond to in the most strongest of terms," says Assemblyman Bill Colton (D-Midwood).

Police say they will be increasing patrols in the area in light of the vandalism.

Cars torched, hate symbols painted in Midwood

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