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Cops: Help us find racist skateboarding brutes • Brooklyn Paper

Cops: Help us find racist skateboarding brutes

Police are looking for two brutes who they say attacked a 25-year-old Hispanic man with a skateboard in Williamsburg in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim told the police he was cycling down Leonard Avenue at 4:55 am when two guys approached him near the corner of Jackson Street and started making racist remarks, according to a report. One of the jerks then clubbed the victim with a skateboard, knocking him off his bicycle, and the duo then punched and kicked him while he was on the ground, police said.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Authorities have released a sketch of one of the two alleged attackers, who they describe as between 25 and 35 years old.

Police ask with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577

Reach reporter Harry MacCormack at hmaccormack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511.

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