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A group of teenagers attacked Jewish residents of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in two separate incidents on Tuesday.

According to Crown Heights Shomrim, the teenagers attempted to rob the victims, brandishing a knife in one instance.

Crown Heights Shomrim said they were assisting the NYPD with their investigation.

The first attempted robbery occurred around 2:10 p.m. in the area of Empire and Troy Avenue. The victim was able to defend themself against the three male teens with backpacks and was not hurt. They contacted the police, Anash reported.

Around two hours later, Crown Heights Shomrim was contacted a second time by a Jewish resident of the area who said that around the same time as the first incident, the same gang of teens held him at knife point and attempted to rob him. But he was able to evade the attackers.

In response, Shomrim sent out a group of volunteers to search the area but did not find the assailants.

They said in a tweet: “We are working and assisting the NYPD [71st Precinct] regarding these incidents.”

(Israel National News' North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Israel National News articles, however, is Israeli time.)