Man arrested in vandalism of Jewish-owned shops in N.J.


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.

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