Police are hoping the public can help them find a woman who allegedly yelled anti-Muslim remarks at a Muslim woman last week in the Bronx.
The victim, 33, was near Unionport Road and East Tremont Avenue around around 12:45 p.m. on April 28, 2017, when she was approached by another woman who yelled anti-Muslim statements at her, police said.
The victim was wearing traditional Muslim clothing at the time.
The suspect, who fled towards Morris Park Avenue, was described as a woman around 50 years old who was last seen wearing a black jacket, with a pink stripe on sleeves, beige hat, khaki pants and a purple handbag. Authorities released surveillance video of her:
In March, the NYPD said that reported hate crimes have risen by 55% versus the same period in 2016.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.