Investigation Underway After Vandal Hurls Concrete Slab at West L.A. Synagogue

Investigation Underway After Vandal Hurls Concrete Slab at West L.a. Synagogue
Young Israel of Century City synagogue on Pico Boulevard, where a vandal twice tried to smash a concrete chunk into the synagogue windows.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

A vandal hurled concrete slabs this week at the windows of a West Los Angeles synagogue and a nearby kosher restaurant in the heart of the city’s Jewish community, the latest in a national surge in antisemitic attacks amid the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Security camera footage released to local media by Young Israel of Century City synagogue on Pico Boulevard showed a man about 1 a.m. Friday throwing a concrete slab at the building.

Shatter-proof windows at the Pico-Robertson synagogue prevented the concrete from breaking the glass, and the concrete bounced back onto the sidewalk. The man, who was wearing a red cap, tried a second time to lob the concrete at the synagogue, and he rushed off when it was unsuccessful.

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Source: KTLA

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