A synagogue in Manhattan Beach was the target of a hate crime on Sunday.
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals wanted for questioning in connection with multiple acts of criminal mischief targeting synagogues in the area. The most recent was the Manhattan Beach Synagogue.
On Sunday at approximately 12:05 AM, the police responded to a 911 call reporting a criminal mischief incident at a synagogue located at 98 West End Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were informed that an unidentified male had spray-painted the establishment, causing damage. Thankfully, no injuries were reported as a result of this incident.
On the same day, at around 2:44 AM, the police received another 911 call regarding a criminal mischief incident at a synagogue located at 111 West End Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers were informed that an unidentified male had spray-painted the synagogue, causing damage. Again, no injuries were reported in relation to this incident.
The Jewish advocacy group fighting antisemitism – StopAntisemitism – tweeted out photos of the men involved.
NYPD is asking anyone with tips to contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers can call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/.