20-Year-Old Charged with Hate Crimes in 2 Sikh Attacks in NYC
April 14, 2022
RICHMOND HILL, Queens—A man has been charged with hate crimes after two Sikh men were assaulted, robbed, and had their turbans ripped off in Queens this week.
20-year-old Hezekiah Coleman was taken into custody at the scene of the Tuesday attack as a person of interest before he was charged with two counts of robbery as a hate crime, robbery, assault as a hate crime, and aggravated harassment, according to the NYPD.
The second attack happened around 7 a.m. at 95th Avenue and Lefferts Blvd in the Richmond Hill section of Queens. It’s the same intersection where 70-year-old Nirmal Singh was brutally beaten during a walk last week, reports NBC News.