BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after two visibly Jewish men were attacked in Brooklyn days apart this past week.
Police said the latest attack happened on April 22 around 12:30 p.m. near East 46 Street and Rutland Road. A 52-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was leaving his synagogue when he passed a man on the street. The victim said hello to the man, who then punched him in the right eye and face and attempted to choke him, according to police. Cops said two good samaritans came to the victim's defense and helped him escape the attacker.
A 42-year-old Orthodox Jewish man was assaulted on April 14 around 3 p.m. on Eastern Parkway near New York Avenue, according to police. The victim was jumped by a group of people and punched in the face, police told PIX11.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the individuals responsible for these attacks.