Man smashes message board at Kips Bay synagogue

Congregation Adareth El at 133 East 29th Street

By Sabina Mollot

Cops are on the lookout for a man who smashed the glass of a Kips Bay synagogue’s message board in the wee hours of the morning.

The incident occurred on Saturday, November 10, but the information was only released by the NYPD on Tuesday night.

Police said that at around 3 a.m., the man broke the board at Congregation Adareth El, located at 133 East 29th Street and Lexington Avenue, with his elbow, then proceeded to keep walking down the street, heading east.

Vandalism suspect

The suspect is described as a light-skinned man with a beard; last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, a dark colored jacket, dark colored pants and light colored sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Cops looking for man who attacked three Asian women

Police are looking for a creep who bashed three Asian women in the face with a hard object in different neighborhoods in Manhattan. One of the incidents, which all took place this week, happened on East 30th Street and police are investigating the attacks as bias crimes.

The victims were all taken to hospitals and have since been treated and released.

According to police the pattern is as follows:

On Wednesday, June 10 4:15 p.m., the first victim, a 35-year-old woman, was sitting outside near 155 Grand Street, when the suspect attempted to strike up a conversation with her. The victim ignored him however and he left. According to a story in the Daily News, the man had asked her who the president of the United States is. Moments later, he returned with a white plastic bag, which had a hard object inside and he struck the victim in the cheek/chin area. Then he ran off.

Later that evening at around 8 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was walking down Park Avenue and East 30th Street, when the same man walked past her and waited at the corner. When the victim reached the corner the suspect struck her in the face with a white plastic bag containing a hard object.

On Friday, at 12:25 a.m., a 34-year-old woman was walking along Second Avenue and East 60th Street, when the same man walked up to her and struck her in the forehead with a white plastic bag containing a hard object.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or text their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.