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Police seek swastika suspects in Borough Park

June 16, 2012 6:13:35 AM PDT
Police in Brooklyn have released new information in the search for two suspects who spray-painted messages of hate around town.

Investigators released surveillance video and photos of two men they say spray painted swastikas at six locations in Borough Park early Friday morning. The area has a significant number of Orthodox Jewish residents.

The men are described being about 20 years old. One was wearing black shorts, black shoes, a light colored hoodie and glasses. The other was wearing a light colored shorts, tee shirt and hat.

The hate graffiti littered the area around 16th Avenue and 46th Street, with swastikas painted on a school, a synagogue, a minivan, a deli and a supermarket, among other places.

Most of the graffiti was found along a three-block stretch of 16th Avenue, which is a major thoroughfare in what is regarded as the largest Jewish community in America.

Surveillance video indicates that the damage was done around 2:30 a.m. and was the work of at least two young men who police say were clearly seen on the tape scrawling the graffiti.

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