Yonkers teen charged with assault as hate crime

Another Yonkers teenager has been charged with attacking Orthodox Jewish youths at the Palisades Mall.



Florend Gjevukaj, of Yonkers, faced a judge on charges of assault as a hate crime for a Black Friday attack he allegedly carried out with two of his friends at the mall.



Police say the Saunders High School student was the ring leader of the attacks. Gjevukaj and 17-year-olds Chris Bujaj and Ardijan Meha allegedly walked through the mall and randomly assaulted Jewish customers while making anti-Semitic comments.



The younger suspects were arrested last week. .



The 18-year-old is being held on $25,000 bail and is due back in court Wednesday.



 


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