The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified male who is seen in the attached video and is sought by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force in connection with a grand larceny within the confines of the 90th Precinct. Details are as follows:
It was reported to police that on Friday at 6:15 p.m., on the corner of Wallabout Street and Marcy Avenue, the victim, a 27-year-old male wearing Chassidic attire, was approached from behind by an unidentified male who snatched his Shtreimel from his head and fled on foot. The Shtreimel was valued at $8,000.
The unidentified male is 5’7″ to 5’10”, 125 pounds, and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
The second clip shows the unidentified male running with the victim’s Shtreimel on Walton Avenue in the vicinity of Harrison Avenue.
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: nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.