Cops Probe Pair Of Teen Attacks, Possible Hate Crimes In Brooklyn
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Police are looking into two possible hate crime attacks in Brooklyn.
Investigators said that three teenagers hit a boy in the head as he rode his bike near Troy Avenue and President Street in Crown Heights.
The boy refused medical attention.
On Wednesday night, just a block away police said that a 24-year-old Jewish man was punched in the face by three teenagers and knocked to the sidewalk.
Community leaders said they were disturbed by the attacks.
“Anytime you have young people in the community targeting or picking on other young people in the community it is a sad thing and we have to deal with it,” Rabbi Eli Cohen, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, said.
Police have not yet connected the two incidents. Extra patrols will be added in the area.
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