The NYPD is investigating a hate crime that took place in Williamsburg on Friday night.
Police say a Hasidic man was walking on the corner of Wallabout Street and Marcy Avenue at around 6:15PM, when a man ran up from behind him, grabbed his Shtreimel off his head, and ran off.
The Shtreimel was valued at $8,000.
Williamsburg Shomrim assisted the NYPD is obtaining the attached security camera footage of the hate crime.
The unidentified male is 5’07” to 5’10”, 125lbs, and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
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