Jewish Man Assaulted in Early Morning Robbery

A Jewish man was attacked from behind, and had his wallet and phone stolen in an early morning robbery in Crown Heights. The victim sustained minor injuries.


At 4:45 in the morning, a 37 year old Jewish man was in the lobby of 701 Empire Blvd when he was punched from behind, causing minor injuries to hand and right side of his face.

The perpetrator brandished a rock and demanded the victims money. The victim gave his wallet and a Samsung cell phone, which the perpetrator took and left the scene.

911 was called immediately, and the NYPD canvased of the area, but the perpetrator was not found.

In a statement, the NYPD stated they are looking into the incident, and are looking to recover possible video footage of the incident from the building.

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