Cyclist sought in possible bias crime in Williamsburg
Police are looking for an unidentified cyclist who allegedly shouted anti-Semitic remarks and struck a teenage boy in his face along a Brooklyn street.
Cops are treating the incident as a possible bias crime after the unidentified suspect traveled northbound on Lee Avenue in South Williamsburg on June 19 at around 8 p.m. when he allegedly struck the 14-year-old’s face.
The boy also told police the man shouted “F— Jews” before he fled the scene. Local reports at the time said the teen briefly chased after the cyclist before coming across an officer.
Authorities said the victim suffered a minor injury to left side of his head and was treated on the scene by Hatzolah ambulance service.
The suspect, who left the intersection on his bicycle immediately after the incident, is described as a white man in his thirties.
Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect or the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.
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