BROOKLYN (PIX11)—Police are investigating after five cars were vandalized overnight with anti-Semitic graffiti in Brooklyn.
According to authorities, residents of Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J awoke Friday morning to discover three cars were burned by arsonists. A fourth car had fire damage, and a fifth was scrawled in hateful graffiti. Nearby, there was more vandalism depicting swastikas and the letters "KKK."
Detectives with the 66th Precinct were on the scene investigating along with the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.
Stunned neighbors said they couldn't believe what they were witnessing "Its showing a hate crime, towards the jews, we were definitely targeted."
One victim, who was woken up by the sound of fire trucks, believes someone planned this. "There were canisters under the cars, like people threw canisters under cars and lit them on fire, so it was premeditated."
The Anti Defamation League is also offering a $4000 dollar reward, and Councilman David Greenfield offered a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the shocking incident.
"We will not accept anti-Semitism in our community. There is zero tolerance for such acts of hatred and ignorance," said Councilman Greenfield. "I'm confident that these hateful people will be caught and punished to the full extent of the law."
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the NYPD tips line at 1 (800) 577-TIPS.