NEW YORK (VINnews) — A Wednesday morning assault on a Chasidic man on the outskirts of Borough Park is believed to be the latest in a string of attacks that are believed to have all been carried out by the same suspect.
A video recently posted to Twitter by Boro Park Shomrim shows the incident, which took place at approximately 9 AM on 36th Street near Fort Hamilton Parkway. The clearly Chasidic victim was standing next to a black Chevrolet minivan and using his phone when a bearded suspect with a light complexion approached him from behind, striking him repeatedly in and around the head before leaving the scene.
The suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and dark shorts at the time of the attack.
Boro Park Shomrim’s Motty Brauner said that the incident came approximately 7 hours after another incident on the same block, with an unknown individual setting fire to a pile of trash leaning against a yeshiva building. The FDNY responded to the scene in time to prevent any serious damage.
Brauner said that police believe that the fire was set by the same suspect, with surveillance camera footage linking him to several other assaults that have taken place in the area.
Anyone with any information on the attack is asked to call the 66th Precinct detective squad at 718-851-5603 and Shomrim at 718-871-6666.