String of vandalized Brooklyn synagogues being investigated as hate crime

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are investigating a string of vandalized synagogues in Brooklyn as a potential hate crime.

The NYPD is trying to identify the man who scrawled graffiti at four synagogues last Saturday morning.

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The vandal is accused of breaking into a synagogue in Midwood, damaging two cabinets and stealing $20.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD in the investigation.

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