A Crown Heights father was mugged at gunpoint early Thursday afternoon while at his work in the East New York area of Brooklyn. The mugger took all his valuables, including his phone and wallet, before making the victim hand over his Yarmulka.
A Crown Heights father was mugged at gunpoint early Thursday afternoon near his place of work.
The robbery occurred in the area of Stanley Ave and Ashford Street in the East New York section of Brooklyn.
The victim handed over all his valuables, including his bike, keys, wallet, and phone. Before the robber took off, he made the victim hand over his yarmulka, leaving him bare headed.
The police were called, and are investigating the incident.
Update: Despite the involvement of a Yarmulka, the incident was deemed not to be a hate crime.
This is a developing story, and updates will be posted as information becomes available.