CROWN HEIGHTS — Cops are looking for three teenagers who allegedly threw rocks at passing school buses transporting children from the Associated Beth Rivkah School. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.
On December 3, at around 4:05 p.m., three teenagers stood at the corner of New York Avenue and Lefferts Avenue and threw rocks at several school buses taking kids home from the private Jewish school for girls.
Cops did not tell us how many school buses were affected. However, rhe rocks did shatter a window of one of the school buses. Thankfully, there were no injuries.
The three teenagers then fled on foot along Lefferts Avenue. The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1 – A teenager with a thin build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, a black hooded jacket, and black sneakers.
Suspect 2 – A teenager with a thin build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket, and black sneakers.
Suspect 3 – A teenager with a thin build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a black hooded jacket, and white sneakers.
“Crime may be down here in NYC, but for Jewish New Yorkers, there’s no feeling of safety. The rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes is frightening and indicative of a larger problem,” Council Member Chaim Deutsch told Bklyner. “We need a bold, innovative approach to tackle this spate of hate and demonstrate a clear intolerance for any bias whatsoever.”
“I know Orthodox Jews who are literally afraid to wear the yarmulke in the subway and who no longer allow their children out at night,” he continued. “This is the ‘Safest Big City’? Not for Jews.”
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.