Toronto - Regional Alert Issued Across Toronto Jewish Community Following Threats By Hooded Men With Cameras
Toronto - The greater Toronto Jewish community is on full alert following an incident during which three hooded men with cameras snapped pictures of a Thornhill synagogue and then sped away from a security guard while yelling anti-Semitic threats.
NATIONALPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1Kw0zYR) reports that on July 22, a security officer at Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (BAYT) observed two men—-who were wearing hoods concealing their faces—-snapping photos of the synagogue outside a black Volkswagen Golf driven by a third man parked on York Hill Blvd. at around 8 p.m.
When the guard approached the two began shouting, “(expletive) Jews. Watch!” before quickly re-entering the car and fleeing.
Attempts by the guard to get the Golf’s plate number proved futile as the car’s plates were covered.
BAYT officials notified York Regional Police on Friday, who in turn issued alerts via email and social media throughout the entire Greater Toronto area.
Security at BAYT has been stepped up and police are asking anyone who might have information regarding the suspects to contact them immediately.
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