NEW YORK – The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating two other possible attacks on Asian victims in Brooklyn, including a case Monday in which a 77-year-old man was thrown to the ground while looking at a stall. of vegetables, say the authorities.
The man was browsing a stand in front of the J&R NY supermarket on Avenue U in Sheepshead Bay around 11:15 a.m. when a stranger approached, pushed him to the ground and walked away without saying a word, police said.
The victim suffered some bruises on her arm, but refused to receive medical attention at the scene.
In the other attack, which took place around 7:45 a.m. on March 22 in Midwood, a man approached a 32-year-old Asian woman and grabbed her hair. The two were seen fighting on surveillance video as he shook her by her hair. Finally, he released her and headed off down Kings Highway. In that case no words were exchanged either. That victim also refused to receive medical attention at the scene.
No arrests have been made in either case. Anyone with information about the attacks should call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-57-PISTA (7472).
Hate crimes against Asian Americans have increased in New York City and across the country in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, two doormen who allegedly witnessed a brutal beating of a 65-year-old Asian-American woman in downtown Manhattan last month and did nothing to help were fired, their former employer said.