NEW YORK (JTA) — A New Brunswick, N.J., man has been charged in the vandalism of several Jewish-owned shops in nearby Highland Park.
Richard M. Green, 52, was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of criminal mischief in the smashing of windows of five Jewish-owned businesses.
Windows were smashed Tuesday night at five stores owned by Jewish merchants, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The targeted businesses included kosher restaurants, Judaica shops and a hardware store.
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking to determine if Green is responsible for an incident in New Brunswick in which a brick was thrown through the window of the Rutgers University Hillel over the weekend.