HATE INVESTIGATION: WIlliamsburg: Six Elderly Jews Attacked While Walking To Shul [UPDATED 5:45PM ET]


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Six elderly men were attacked while walking to Shul in the heart of Williamsburg, Monday morning.

It happened just after 6:00AM, when the suspect(s) carried out a string of what appears to be attempted robberies. One of the incidents occurred in front of 13 Hooper Street, another by 626 Whyth Place, one by Juliana Pl & Morton St, and one by the Williamsburg “Hitch Location”. The other two robberies were in the same area.

Shomrim tell YWN that all the victims were approached from behind and all had their pockets checked by the suspect. Two victims were punched in the head.

The NYPD and Williamsburg Shomrim responded and canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the four suspects who are believed to have fled into a nearby building (611 Whyth Place).

Detectives and Shomrim are searching the area for security camera footage to help identify the suspects. Thankfully, footage has been secured and published below.

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Williamsburg Hatzolah responded, and transported two of the victims to Bellevue Hospital. One of them suffered major trauma to his head.

Mayor DeBlasio tweeted about the incident on Monday afternoon and sais the Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident as well:

T”he NYPD is investigating these vicious attacks and our Hate Crimes division is on the scene. We’ll be adding additional personnel to patrol the area and keep things safe. If you have any information or were a victim of these attacks, please contact 800-577-TIPS right away.”

Later on Monday, NY Governor Cuomo released the following statement:

“I am sickened by Monday’s series of assaults on Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg. In New York, we have absolutely zero tolerance for such heinous acts; they are completely unacceptable and are repugnant to our values of diversity and inclusion.

“I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to immediately provide the NYPD with any resources needed to assist in the investigation of this incident and to ensure those responsible are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

“Anti-Semitism is a growing cancer that has been injected into the nation’s body but in New York we will continue to stand united and with one voice condemn any and all acts of hatred and intolerance.”

If you have any information, please call 911 and the Williamsburg Shomrim 24 hour emergency hotline at 718-237-0202.

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  1. What we need is for all Jews to come together and collectively send one single dollar bill in support of Mayor Dinkins……..I mean Dumblasio. Sorry, I always get confused with them two.

  2. Hashem is showing us that voting for and supporting immoral politicians won’t get us anywhere regarding hate towards us and hateful gezeirus like we are facing with our mosdos.

  3. Where are the satmars of 30-40 yrs ago who would dish out their own brand of law enforcement? The neighborhood was safer then knowing that these true shomrim, when aroused to the call of Chaptzem would deliver true justice. Oh, how they are missed.

  4. these “youth” must be underprivileaged young men that are victims of a bad childhood, poverty and systematic institutional racism, who will be let out due to their being under 18 and the Dems are trying to make laws even more lax. this cant be.

  5. I’m sure that the liberal/socialist politicians like Diblasio, Nadler, Gillibrand, Schumer, and the radical media will attribute these attacks to President Trump. The blame of course is the policies of radical Democrats who are more concerned with the “poor” criminals and the illegal aliens.

  6. Where did those thugs get their education?!? Most likely in the public school system. Now, the DOE wants to give our children that same eduction, SHAME ON THEM!!! Should they first correct their educational system that delivers youth like this before telling us how to educate our children!!

  7. Gotta love all the negative comments about politicians, as though there was anything they could’ve done to prevent this.

  8. > Rand0m3x

    The politicians are campaigning on the platform of changing the climate, yet they are helpless against a mugging? How about passing laws that will show how serious these things are, instead of laws and policies that exonerate the perpetrators? The one factor that has been shown to be very effective is to raise the certainty with which the perpetrators will be caught and punished instead of being “let off the hook”. Only once they know for a fact that they will be quickly “caught”, they think twice. The second part is to pass meaningful form of sentencing, where they actually have to change their character instead of just locking then up with even criminals where they learn to sharpen their criminal skills.

  9. I hear from politicans, or pundits, that there are neighorhoods where cops are installed on EVERY corner to protect kids walking to school. It’s actually quite common in a magnatude of cities. Even some special events like a baseball game warrants a FLEET of police cars at EVERY corner in some neighborhoods.

    If everyone else gets protection on such a scale, maybe equal treatment is in order here.
    I recently saw some news that some communities hate having the police around for their block parties. I’m guessing this isn’t true in Jewish neighborhoods. Maybe have the police where they’re actually WANTED for a change too!

  10. Let’s see if De Blasio can figure out a way to also twist this latest outrage and deflect blame for this black anti-Semitism by talking about a so called “organized” white supremacist movement. Let’s face it. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan and others like them have been inculcating anti-Semitism in the black community for a very long time and it has become quite pervasive.
    Just last month, almost every Democratic candidate for President including De Blasio showed up at Sharpton’s National Action Network gathering and unanimously praised Sharpton as if he were some G-d given gift to humanity.
    Satmar Chassidim in Williamsburg, wake up and stop selling your souls to these Democrats for government $$$$$.

  11. these black youths might not be able to go go university but at least they can become dustbin cleaners or security guards, why must tvey be thugs?