A swastika and other hate-filled messages were found scrawled along several properties near 58th Street and 17th Avenue in Borough Park yesterday, leading to the quick arrest of three suspects.
The anti-Semitic graffiti included messages that read “you don’t belong,” and “get out.” The perps broke into a residential construction site and a yeshiva to leave their unwelcome marks, as well as spraying it on the side of a yeshiva school bus.
The graffiti was first found and reported by contractors at the construction site, where it was found on different walls within a second floor room.
An administrator of the yeshiva helped make the bust. School authorities found the graffiti inside of their building. Unknown to the perps was that their hate-fueled graffiti spree inside the school was caught on surveillance cameras, and the footage was shared with police.
Councilman David Greenfield, whose office provided the information for this post, notes that the investigators identified the three suspects from the footage, and arrested them yesterday evening.
“I am very pleased that the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has made quick arrests of young punks trying to intimidate our community by scrawling messages of hate. It’s appalling that these guys would come into our neighborhood simply to spread their anti-Semitic views. I trust that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for their despicable crimes,” said Greenfield.