Police: 2 teens allegedly knocked of Hasidic Jewish men's shtreimels

Two suspects are accused of harassing two Hasidic Jewish men in Williamsburg.

News 12 Staff

Sep 26, 2019, 10:20 AM

Updated 1,661 days ago

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Two suspects are accused of harassing two Hasidic Jewish men in Williamsburg.
The alleged incident on Sept. 20 on the corner of South 10 Street and Wythe Avenue when two teenagers allegedly knocked the victims' shtreimels, or traditional fur hats, off their heads before running away.
Both suspects appear to be teenagers, around 15 years old, according to police. They are said to both be about average height with dark hair. They were last seen wearing dark clothing and white sneakers.
Officials say they are investigating the situation as a potential bias incident.
So far no arrests have been made but police are asking anyone with information to contact them.


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