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San Diego police is looking for suspect wanted for hate crime against rabbi

A $3,500 dollar reward is being offered for information who leads to this assailant's arrest

Photo by: San Diego County Crime Stoppers

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators at the San Diego Eastern Division Police Department have shared a statement as they are looking for support from the community to identify and locate a suspect responsible for attacking and threatening a rabbi.

Last July 24, at 9:50 AM, an unknown individual was inside a 7-Eleven store located at 5141 College Avenue, San Diego.

While inside, the suspect confronted a 65-year-old senior who was wearing traditional Jewish garments, including a kippah (an item that shows respect to the creator in Judaism).

The suspect asked the victim if he was Jewish and after he answered yes, the assailant began screaming antisemitic words and rude comments against the victim. After that, he ripped part of his religious garments before leaving the store and heading in an unknown direction.

According to authorities, the suspect has been described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years of age, 1.72 meters tall, thin complexion, long and wavy hair, with possible dreadlocks.

Non-profit education company StandWithUs, which supports Israel and the fight against antisemitism, is offering $2,500 dollars for information leading to this assailant's arrest, while San Diego County Crime Stoppers are offering up to $1,000 dollars for information that could lead to an arrest on this hate crime case.

Any person who has any information about the identity and location of this suspect can call Eastern Division SDPD at (858) 495-7900 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-8477.

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