Breaking News: Hate Crime Investigation Underway as NYPD Seeks Suspect Who Stole Shtreimel from Man in Borough Park

The NYPD is currently conducting an investigation into the robbery of a man’s shtreimel in Borough Park, treating it as a potential hate crime.

The crime took place on 53rd Street in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon. A video of the incident captures the victim engaged in a conversation with a man riding a moped.

The victim donned a shtreimel, a fur hat traditionally worn by certain members of the Jewish community during religious holidays.

The suspect’s capture remains unknown at this time. However, authorities are actively investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Amid the Israel-Hamas war, there has been an alarming increase in hate crimes targeting Jewish individuals.

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Mayor Eric Adams addressed the problem earlier this week, promising to increase security for Jewish holiday season.

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