Man assaults Jewish boy in Brooklyn, bias ruled out as motive
Police have ruled out bias as a motive after a 10-year-old Hasidic Jewish boy was assaulted in Brooklyn, cops said Monday.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force investigated the Sunday incident after police received reports that the attacker told the boy, “I hate Jews – give me your money!”
But further investigation revealed that the attacker – who escaped empty-handed – didn’t yell any anti-Semitic slurs, cops said Monday night. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
Police said the boy was walking home at about 8 p.m. when he was confronted on Harrison Ave. near Walton St. in Williamsburg.
The suspect, a light-skinned black male believed to be about 18, came up to the boy on a scooter, then shoved him to the ground, kicking him twice in the left leg, police said. He then rode off on the scooter.
Police said he has a Caesar haircut, wore a dark blue sweatshirt and carried a black bag.