Brooklyn, NY - Drug Addicts Arrested For Robbing Atara Shul Items
Brooklyn, NY - Two sticky-fingered brothers posing as “good Jewish boys’’ were busted for allegedly robbing three Brooklyn synagogues of sacred articles that were passed down from generations, law enforcement sources said yesterday.
Solomon Grun, 19, and his brother, Samuel, 23, allegedly grabbed prayer shawls and ataras from the Flatbush synagogues during the spree from June 27 to July 1, the sources said, adding that they were either caught on video or spied by stunned members of the congregations.
They also stole silver items, including two menorahs worth more than $1,000, from their mom, cops said.
According to a press release by the Flatbush Shomrim, these 2 brothers are heavy drug addicts, the teens have been using the profits earned from the stolen ataras to support their drug addictions.
Chaim Deutsche Founder of the Flatbush Shomrim said, He urges District Attorney Charles Hynes to mandate these two drug addicts to an intensive in-patient drug program. Most of the crimes that plague our community are committed by such addicts. Drug enforcement units throughout our city must double or triple to get the drug dealers off the streets and prevent our teenagers from starting early. Drug programs and Probation for mandated drug rehab must be enforced and followed up and violators’ punishment must be severe.” Chaim Deutsch continued by thanking the local detectives, members of the Flatbush Shomrim Patrol and community askanim for their cooperation and the endless hours invested to end the crime pattern.
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