The NYPD is looking for a bigot who tagged four Brooklyn synagogues with hate speech, as well as breaking into one and vandalizing it further.
It was reported to police that between 12:20 and 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 26, an unknown man used a marker to make graffiti on four different synagogues: Young Israel of Midwood (1694 Ocean Avenue), Kahal Darkei Noam, Tefila LeMoshe D`Boston (2822 Avenue J), Khal Toras Chaim D’Flatbush (2201 Avenue L) and Knesses Bais Avigdor (1720 Avenue J).
The suspect scribbled derogatory phrases on the buildings, including “pedophiles,” “thieves pedophiles” and “anti-acculturation.”
The suspect also broke into Knesses Bais Avigdor and made graffiti inside the building. The suspect also damaged two cabinets and took $20 before fleeing the scene. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the crime.
The NYPD released two photos of the suspects taken from two of the synagogues, as well as a video from Kahal Darkei Noam, Tefila LeMoshe D`Boston.
The suspect is described as a man with a light complexion and a medium build, with a black mustache and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents are 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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
“I was disgusted to my core to learn of the anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Brooklyn over the weekend. Let us remember, hate, in any of its forms, will not be tolerated in New York and we will always stand united against the cowards who seek to sow division and attack people for who they are or what they believe,” said Governor Cuomo. “I’m directing the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to immediately offer assistance to the NYPD in its investigation so the individual responsible for these despicable acts can be found quickly and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Updated at 12:56 p.m.