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Cops cuff three guys on hate-crime charges for assaulting two Jewish men in Crown Heights

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Sleuths with the Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force busted three men for a slew of anti-Semitic attacks in Crown Heights.

The trio kicked off their crime spree by assaulting a 51-year-old Jewish man on President Street near Albany Avenue on Wednesday at 1 am, beating him bloody in an attempt to rob him, but ultimately fleeing empty handed, cops said.

The suspects then attacked a 22-year-old Jewish man 15 minutes later around the corner on Albany Avenue, slugging the victim in the face as they attempted to steal his stuff, but again failing to nab anything, according to police.

The Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force announced via Twitter on Thursday that officers cuffed the three suspects for “a brutal anti-Semitic robbery and assault,” and a department spokesperson confirmed cops charged them with assault and harassment as hate crimes.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 11:17 am, February 1, 2019
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Henry Finkelstein from Sheepshead Bay. says:
Two men in Jewish garb were attacked and victims of a muggings. this is not a hate crime. I totally resent this attempt to strike fear into the Jewish community of New York the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Bad things happen to Jewish people ,not because of anti-Semitism but because all citizens can be victims. don't try and scare me with exaggerated or phony anti-Semitic incidents. you should be totally ashamed.
Feb. 1, 4:50 pm

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