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14-Year-Old Arrested After Snatching Boy’s ‘Yarmulka’

A 14-year-old youth was arrested and charged with grand larceny as a possible bias crime after he snatched a “Yarmulka” [Jewish head covering] off a 13-year-old Jewish boy.

The incident occurred on Monday at around 6:30pm on Eastern Parkway near Brooklyn Avenue. The victim, a 13-year-old yeshiva student, was accosted by a black teenager who snatched the student’s Yarmulka, a religious head covering, and fled.

A witness sprang into action and managed to apprehend the suspect and hold him until police arrived.

The assailant, who was identified as being 14 years old, was taken into custody and charged with grand larceny as a possible bias crime. Hate Crimes Task Force detectives are investigating the incident.

This incident marks yet another in a string of similar incidents involving black youth targeting Jewish residents of Crown Heights.

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13 Comments

    • 2. Grateful we left wrote:

      Why do people still live there ?
      Nothing good. Traffic. Parking
      Overpriced slum apartments. Crime and can’t walk streets safely. We gave up and left.

    • 3. Citizen Berel wrote:

      I can’t imagine ever leaving.

      The appeal is spiritual. There is no other place. It either speaks to you or doesn’t. Enjoy the grass! And the parking.

  • 4. mario mendoza wrote:

    a hate crime or a bais crime
    is only if the victim is black
    and the perp is white or jew
    thats the law . the black ceivel
    rights group made the law and
    enforced the law . after the 1967 riots . the law itself is
    biase and unfair , but thats life

  • 5. SYHEH wrote:

    very smart, quick and brave of the person who held the kid for the police.
    also:
    very smart for the police to deal with it strongly and quickly so as to give a message to the community that they will not tolerate it.
    WHERE ARE THEIR RELIGIOUS LEADERS, THEY DO NOTHING ABOUT PEACE.
    The police would have less to do if the religious leaders would do what they are supposed to be doing., which is stress morality and family and all that comes along with keeping kids in a healthy environment so that they don’t fall prey to low level crimes.

  • 6. black lives.... wrote:

    should act in the way G-D wants a human being to act, and not blame the whole world for all their problems and have among their ranks many who are from the biggest racists around.
    Hypocrisy.
    Lies.
    Bullying.
    Crime.

    If you really believe black lives matter, then please remove yourself from these behaviors, beliefs and lifestyles and go do something good for yourself and the world

  • 7. which school does he go to wrote:

    the police need to investigate the schools
    and do major work with these kids
    AND THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

  • 8. nys penal law wrote:

    “grand” larceny? is there a new law not in my book?

  • 10. 48 yr in the hood wrote:

    WHEN WILL THE BLACKS JUST LEAVE US ALONE . ? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
    LETS MAKE A DEMONSTRATION NOW

    ” JEWISH LIVES MATTER “

    • 11. Former Bochur wrote:

      I think you mean “Jewish Hats Matter.” Chill. Nobody died. As far as hate crimes go this is pretty tame.

  • 12. Bais Tzvi Yosef wrote:

    Come check out Kingston, Pa it’s clean and there a growing community with almost 40 families and cheder.

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