The NYPD’s Hate Crimes unit is seeking the public’s help in locating the person(s) responsible for distributing anti-Muslim fliers in the Shore Haven apartment buildings near Cropsey Avenue and 21st Avenue in Bath Beach, according to local blog Bensonhurst Bean.
The fliers were found throughout at least one apartment building this week, delivering a message that Muslims are “the second holocaust” and an image that is presumed to be anti-burka.
“I am disgusted and saddened to hear of this hateful act in our community. There is absolutely no place for this type of hatred, especially in a city and borough as diverse and tolerant as ours. My thanks to the 62nd Precinct for their quick response and thorough investigation of this heinous act,” said Councilman Mark Treyger in a statement to the media.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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