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A Jewish woman was randomly assaulted as she entered a store in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon.

At around 3:30 p.m. the woman entered a Crown Heights store when she was slapped in an unprovoked attack, according to ColLive.

A group of three teenagers accosted her, with one of them slapping her. The teens began to laugh and then ran away, according to the report.

The local Shomrim were called and they arrived on the scene to help with the situation.

The incident follows a disturbing pattern of antisemitic assaults taking place in Brooklyn, with many occurring in Crown Heights.

Earlier in the month, a Hasidic pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street in Crown Heights. The injury was deemed a possible bias incident, and the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force opened an investigation.

In July, an arrest was made after the brutal assault of an Orthodox man in Crown Heights earlier in the month who was beaten in front of his five-year old child.

In March, a Jewish man was repeatedly hit in the head by man wielding metal cane in an apparent hate crime attack.

According to, the victim was picking up his niece in the Crown Heights area shortly after 7 a.m. When he stopped his car to get his niece, the assailant walked up to his car and hit it with a metal cane multiple times.

Last January, a 21-year old visibly Jewish man was punched in the nose by a man who crossed the street and attacked him. The incident was investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit.

The assault came only a week after a 21-year old woman allegedly told Jewish siblings playing outside, aged seven and two, that “Hitler should have killed you all” and then spit on their eight-year old brother.