Pellet Gun Vandalism on Lee Avenue Investigated as Bias Crime

By Meredith Hoffman | June 19, 2012 11:50am 

WILLIAMSBURG — The windows of eight cars were damaged in a Tuesday morning vandalism spree that police are investigating as a possible bias crime.

Pellet gun shots were fired at cars on Lee Avenue between Lorimer and Lynch streets at 12:49 a.m., police said.

No one was injured and no property was stolen, police said.

NYPD officials said the crime was under investigation by the hate crimes unit as a possible bias incident.

The shooting — which occurred in a heavily Hasidic area of Williamsburg — came just days after a swastika spree on multiple buildings, including a synagogue, in Borough Park.