The New York Police Department (NYPD) is actively looking for a person who drew two 12-inch red swastikas on the door of an elderly Jewish woman’s apartment in Brooklyn, CBS 2 (WCBS-TV) reports.
As Marc explained in an interview with the TV channel, she stumbled upon the swastikas on Saturday afternoon when she was observing Sabbath.
"Now I am very, very, very depressed and I am scared even in the night. I cannot sleep," Marc said.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea remarked that the city witnessed a “4 percent increase in hate crimes” in 2018, and that the vast majority of such crimes are "anti-Semitic in nature".
This incident also led to CCTV cameras being installed at Marc’s apartment building, the media outlet notes.
In November, a vandal managed to break into the Union Temple synagogue in Brooklyn and leave a “Kill All Jews” inscription inside.