Vandal carves swastikas into wet cement in Jewish neighborhood

A hateful vandal etched nearly 30 swastikas into wet cement in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, authorities said Monday.

Surveillance video shows the suspect using his finger to carve the symbols into the cement on the side walk of a residential stretch of Newkirk Avenue in Midwood during the early morning hours Saturday.

The vandalism was discovered by a local resident Monday, officials said.

The video was turned over to police, who have not officially released the footage.The video was made public by state Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s office.

Police said the incident is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

The vandalism may be related to a prior dispute that happened last week between a motorist and some workmen who had to temporarily block traffic as they were working, police said.


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