A Jewish man was attacked and robbed of his religious garb on his way to a Brooklyn synagogue Friday morning, an incident the NYPD is investigating as a hate crime.
The assault happened at 5:45 a.m. on New York Avenue in Flatbush, police tweeted.
Security footage of the attack was released by the Shomrim, an Orthodox Jewish civilian volunteer patrol group.
Two suspects in hoods and masks can be seen rushing the man, beating him for about 10 seconds, then running off. The attack left the sidewalk stained with blood, video showed.
“This pair viciously assaulted and robbed a local resident on his way to Shul this morning. His Tefillin were ultimately recovered by our volunteers,” the patrol group tweeted.
“#Shomrim is offering a $1k reward for info leading to arrests.”
Anti-Semitic attacks are up 69 percent so far this year, according to police data from earlier this month.
There were 113 incidents in the first half of 2021 compared to 67 during the same time period last year.