New York News
Police seek swastika suspects in Borough Park
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police in Brooklyn have released new information in the search for two suspects who spray-painted messages of hate around town.
Investigators released surveillance video and photos of two men they say spray painted swastikas at six locations in Borough Park early Friday morning. The area has a significant number of Orthodox Jewish residents.
The men are described being about 20 years old. One was wearing black shorts, black shoes, a light colored hoodie and glasses. The other was wearing a light colored shorts, tee shirt and hat.
The hate graffiti littered the area around 16th Avenue and 46th Street, with swastikas painted on a school, a synagogue, a minivan, a deli and a supermarket, among other places.
Most of the graffiti was found along a three-block stretch of 16th Avenue, which is a major thoroughfare in what is regarded as the largest Jewish community in America.
Surveillance video indicates that the damage was done around 2:30 a.m. and was the work of at least two young men who police say were clearly seen on the tape scrawling the graffiti.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, borough park, brooklyn, vandalism, new york news
- Secret Service investigating Target data breach
- AccuWeather: Warmer days ahead
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- Young boy shot in foot in the Bronx
- U.S. Attorney defends arrest of Indian diplomat 58 min ago
- Murder-suicide shooting at NJ nail salon 51 min ago
- Next City Council Speaker likely Melissa Mark-Viverito
- LI man arraigned in 7 'knockout game' assaults
- Victim in Short Hills Mall shooting laid to rest
- 1 of 2 winners in $636 Mega Millions jackpot comes forward
- Phil Robertson off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay comments
- O' Christmas tree, you're alive?! Student scares school
- Photos: Tanker explodes on Sunrise Highway
- U.S. Attorney defends arrest of Indian...
58 min ago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos