Cops are hunting a group of men behind an anti-white attack on Staten Island, officials said Saturday.
Seven black men called a 28-year-old man “white bread” and other insults as they threatened him on Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. in Fox Hills about 3 p.m. on June 19, cops said.
The group then chased after the white victim, punching and kicking him.
They struck him with a milk crate, a fluorescent light bulb, a bottle and other garbage they picked up, officials said.
The victim managed to escape his attackers, suffering only minor wounds. The NYPD’s hate crimes task force is investigating.
Images of two suspects were caught on surveillance video, cops said.
Cops are offering $2,500 reward for information on the attack. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
The hunt for the suspects comes as Long Island cops are trying to determine if a Hispanic man who was beaten unconscious on Tuesday was targeted because of his ethnicity.
Three men jumped out of a pickup truck and assaulted the man as he rode a bike down Granny Rd. in Farmingville at 12:30 a.m.
The victim, who suffered wounds to his face and scratches to his arms, filed a police report about the attack Wednesday and sought medical attention Thursday, officials said.
It was not immediately revealed if the three men lobbed racial slurs as they hurled haymakers at their victim.
The Justice Department investigated the Suffolk County Police Department following its response to the 2008 killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant. Local officials settled the probe in 2013, agreeing to enhance their investigations of hate crimes and bias attacks.
Anyone with information regarding Tuesday’s attack is urged to call the hate crimes unit at (631) 852-6323. All calls will be kept confidential.