A woman set fire to a book and a piece of cloth and threw it through the gate of a synagogue in Gramercy Park, according to police, who released video footage of the suspected fire bug.
The disturbing incident – which is being investigated as a hate crime – happened at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the fraternity synagogue in Gramercy Park South near 3rd Avenue, police officers said.
Police said there was no major damage to the building.
The NYPD released a 16-second video clip late Friday night asking the public for help identifying the suspect who ran away.
The clip shows the woman — wearing glasses, dressed in black, carrying a green shopping bag and a white baseball cap — walking.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by following the CrimeStoppers website @NYPDTips on Twitter.
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