In what appears to have been a hate crime as well as a robbery, a Jewish man was hospitalized after being beaten and robbed in a New York City neighborhood with a large Orthodox Jewish population, the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (December 29, 2015).
The victim, 60, was walking down a residential street of single-family homes when a man came from behind, punched him at least four times and threw him to the sidewalk.
With the help of an accomplice, the assailant then stole the victim's iPhone and wallet. The victim was kicked in the head several times, before the assailant and his accomplice -- both wearing hoodies -- fled the scene in a black car driven by a third man.
Hatzalah -- the Jewish emergency rescue service -- took the victim to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was admitted in stable condition and received 70 to 80 stitches to his head.