The NYPD Hate Crimes Division is in Williamsburg Friday morning, and are investigating a possible hate crime.
Sources tell YWN that sometime during the night (Thursday night – Friday morning), someone vandalized two Yeshiva buses. One bus belongs to the Pupa Yeshiva, and the other belongs to the Satmar Queens Yeshiva.
The bus-drivers arrived at their buses – which were parked at Bedford Avenue and Division Avenue – on Friday morning, and contacted Williamsburg Shomrim (WSPU) and the NYPD after seeing the vandalism.
One bus was actually stolen and found parked two blocks away at Lee Avenue and Division Avenue.
The second bus had a fire set inside, and then a fire extinguisher was emptied inside the bus.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and WSPU at 718-237-0202. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)