Friday, June 15, 2012

Swastikas painted in several locations including synagogue

 At least five swastikas were discovered Friday in various locations throughout Borough Park, Brooklyn.

A resident alerted Assemblyman Dov Hikind of one swastika on a synagogue on 16th Ave.

A search around the neighborhood turned up four more including one at a grocery store and another on a van, said Hikind.

"What kind of sick person does this in a neighborhood of Holocaust survivors? This is yet another example of the type of hate crimes that result from bigoted rhetoric. There will be no tolerance for hatred here and our community will address this from top to bottom, added Hikind.

The swastikas were found at 4609 16th Ave., 4619 16th Ave., 4423 16th Ave., 4623 18th Ave., and 42nd between 15th and 16th on a van.

The NYPD hate crimes unit is investigating.

Anyone with information about the person or persons who painted the anti-Semitic symbols is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following:

Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

Text your tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577

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