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4 arrested in series of attacks on Jewish men in Williamsburg

Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 17:22:53-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Two men were arrested Wednesday night in connection to the attacks of Jewish men in Brooklyn earlier this week, police said.

Deandre Diagle and Michael Bellevue were taken into custody and face charges of robbery and assault, police said. On Thursday, the NYPD announced the arrest of Devante McDougell, 17, and Elijah Hodge, 18, for the same incident.

Diagle, 19, and Bellevue, 20, are accused of assaulting three Jewish men in three attempted robberies in Williamsburg Monday morning.

During each incident, the victims were punched in the face and their pockets were searched, police said.

No property was stolen in any of the attacks, according to police.