Hate Crimes Task Force Is Looking Into Three Incidents Where The NYPD Is Trying To Identify Potential Suspects

New York City police are requesting the public’s help in identifying three individuals who are wanted about three distinct assaults that occurred on Saturday.

Hate Crimes Task Force Is Looking Into Three Incidents Where The NYPD Is Trying To Identify Potential Suspects

Every one of the three attacks happened within an hour and occurred near East 15th and East 18th streets.

The NYPD said that the first victim, a 40-year-old man, was attacked at around 3:25 p.m. as he was making his way home from the Synagogue in the area of East 15th Street and Avenue L. Three individuals walked up to him, hit him many times, and then took off on a scooter, heading somewhere.

The individual, according to the police, had minor wounds but rejected medical assistance.

About thirty minutes later, at 3:59 p.m., there was another attack close to Avenue J and East 17th Street. The victim, a fifteen-year-old boy, was approached by three strangers who, like in the first incident, punched and kicked him before making their escape on foot in an unidentified location.

Although the youngster had minor injuries as well, he refused medical care.

Three strangers approached a 27-year-old guy who was strolling along East 18th Street and Avenue L a little while later at 4:04 p.m. The suspects kicked him and then ran off on foot in an unidentified direction.

The third victim, who had just minor wounds, declined medical care as well.

Police have not released any information about the victims’ identities. Although it’s unclear if the victims had any traits in common, the NYPD confirmed that its Hate Crimes Task Force is looking into all three incidents.

For information regarding the attacks or the purported suspects shown above, call 1-800-577-8477 (or, in Spanish, 1-888-577-4782) to reach the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline.

Online tips can also be sent to @NYPDTips on X, formerly Twitter, or the CrimeStoppers website.

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