The words ‘Die Jews’ were scrawled on a garage; swastikas on an apartment building door on E. 5th St. in Midwood
By Simone Weichselbaum And Barry Paddock / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, January 15 2012, 5:01 PM
Nicholas Fevelo for New York Daily News
Anti-Jewsish graffitti was scrawled on the door of a garage on East 5th St. in Midwood, Brooklyn, over the weekend.
Cops are looking for the vandals who spray-painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages on Brooklyn buildings this weekend.
A large black swastika and two smaller ones were painted next to the words, “Die Jews,” on a garage door at a home on E. 5th St. in Midwood.
“We are very afraid,” said the home’s shaken owner, Sharon Miltz, 56. “We don’t know why this is happening.”
Two more swastikas were painted on a door of an apartment building across the street.
The vandalism occurred not far from the home of Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Borough Park), who gathered with concerned neighbors Sunday morning.
“This is just the latest in a series of ongoing anti-Semitic occurrences in Brooklyn and throughout New York City,” Hikind said in a statement. “People are justifiably very concerned and upset.”
There has been a rash of the hateful graffiti in Manhattan and Brooklyn in recent months. Last week four swastikas were found scrawled on storefronts in midtown Manhattan.
Police released video last week of four suspects, described as two Asian men and two Asian women, being sought in connection with the midtown incident.