NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two people turned themselves in to police on Thursday in connection with a possible hate crime in Brooklyn over the weekend.
It was just after 2 a.m. on Saturday when a group of male suspects threw eggs at and taunted two young male victims on 13th Avenue in Borough Park, Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.
One of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, told authorities the suspects shouted “You Jewish guys, we’ll shoot you!” before they fled in a car.
Hikind said the victims were still reeling from what happened.
“I spoke with the victims and they are suffering from anxiety and trauma over these horrible incidents,” he said.
The victims were able to take down the plate number of the escaping vehicle and handed it over to investigators. Police were also able to obtain surveillance video of the attack.
Hikind said he believes the surveillance video may have pushed the suspects to turn themselves in.
“I think it’s the pressure and also the fact that we had them on camera. We knew who they were. We had their faces clearly on the surveillance camera. I mean, they knew this,” he told 1010 WINS.
Hikind also praised the NYPD and stressed the importance of surveillance video in helping to solve and prevent crimes.
“Anyone contemplating committing such acts should know: we will get you,” the assemblyman said.
Another similar incident took place just a few minutes prior, according to Hikind.
The identities of the two who turned themselves in have not been released. So far, no charges have been filed, police said.