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Police officers hunt for fire bugs in the synagogue in Gramercy Park

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 incident is being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
The incident is being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
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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.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/cops-hunt-for-firebug-at-gramercy-park-synagogue/ Police officers hunt for fire bugs in the synagogue in Gramercy Park

JACLYN DIAZ

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