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Suspect Wanted for Hate Crimes

By: San Diego County Crime Stoppers | Aug 23, 2023


UP TO $3500 REWARD


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Eastern Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect responsible for threatening and assaulting a rabbi in the College area of San Diego.


On July 24, 2023, at 9:50 a.m., an unknown suspect was inside the 7-Eleven store located at 5141 College Avenue, in San Diego. While inside, the suspect confronted a 65-year-old male who was a rabbi and was wearing traditional Jewish faith clothing items including a yarmulke. The suspect asked the victim if he was Jewish. The victim said he was Jewish. The suspect then began to scream numerous antisemitic comments towards the victim and ripped off part of victim’s outer religious garment. The suspect left the store on foot in an unknown direction.


Suspect’s Description:


The suspect is described as a White male, late 20’s to early 30’s, 5’8” tall, average build, long wavy hair, possibly dreadlocks.


The StandWithUs non-profit organization is offering $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in this case. San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.


Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call SDPD’s Eastern Division at (858) 495-7900 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or mobile app tip.

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Sergeant Brigitta Belz at 858-495-7949 or email bbelz@pd.sandiego.gov or Officer Paul Dayes at pdayes@pd.sandiego.gov.

  • Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Marcial Lopez at (619) 531-1547 or email at marcial.lopez@sdsheriff.org.


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