Nov. 16, 2021 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for a man who threatened to burn down a bagel store on Union Turnpike unless its operators took down their Israeli flags and shut down their business.
The man allegedly entered Bagels & Co, located at 188-02 Union Turnpike, on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at around 3:40 p.m. and made the threat to a 26-year-old employee in front of his customers.
The suspect allegedly stated: “Remove those Israeli flags and shut the business down or I’ll burn the building down.”
The suspect was recording himself on his cellphone, according to police.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the case and released a video of the suspect.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).