Jewish men punched in the face during attempted robberies in Brooklyn


Three Jewish men were punched in the face Monday morning in what police believe could be a pattern of attempted robberies in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

The first attack happened at 80 Ross Street in Williamsburg around 5 a.m. when three men came up behind a 71-year-old man, pushed him to the ground and went through his pockets, according to the NYPD.

One of the men then hit the victim in the face, and the group took off, cops said.

Two other similar attacks were reported just a few blocks away around 5:30 a.m. — one at 626 Wythe Street and another at 91 Clymer Street, according to police.

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