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VIDEO: Man Posts Swastika Stickers at Synagogue, Smashes Windows


Police in Illinois want to know who posted swastika stickers on the door to the Chicago Loop Synagogue then smashed its windows early Saturday, according to a report by The Chicago Tribune.

Officials describe the perp as a white male wearing dark clothing and a dark head mask, and driving a dark SUV, which they suggest could be a Toyota Highlander. They say he used some metal object to smash the front glass windows. This is being investigated as a hate crime.

“I was stunned,” synagogue president Lee Zoldan said at a Sunday press conference. “You don’t expect something like this … this has never happened to us. I was trying to process it.”

She said it was the first time her synagogue had been targeted in an apparent hate crime since its founding in 1959.

Zoldan also announced a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Local activist Raul Montes Jr. and the Anti-Defamation League are funding it.

“This is blatantly anti-Semitic and totally beyond comprehension and will not be tolerated,” Montes said on Sunday, according to the Tribune. “This is a hate crime. This should not have occurred nowhere.”


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