Hate Crime Investigation: NYPD activity power investigates after a person was robbed of non secular objects in Brooklyn

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after a man reported he was ambushed by two suspects while he was going to a synagogue in Brooklyn on Friday.

The Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol posted a video of the robbery on Twitter. They also offer a $ 1,000 reward for clues leading to an arrest.

That couple brutally attacked and robbed a local resident on their way to Shul this morning. His tefillin were finally recovered by our volunteers. #Shomrim is offering a $ 1,000 reward for information leading to arrests – call @ NYPD63Pct 911 and our hotline 718-338-9797 with complete information. pic.twitter.com/i800Fvyjts

– Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol (@FlatbushShomrim) July 16, 2021
The man told police that he was walking on New York Avenue in the Flatlands section at around 5:45 a.m. when two men approached him from behind.

He said the men hit him repeatedly in the face and then ripped a black bag containing religious items from his hands before escaping.

Police said some of the stolen property was found at a nearby intersection, although a cloak was not found.

The man suffered a cut on his face.

The police have not made any arrests so far and the investigation is ongoing.

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