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Brooklyn, NY - Police Looking For Suspect That Robbed 3 Synagogues In Williamsburgh

Published on: April 14, 2019 11:54 PM
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Williamsburgh, NY - Police are looking for the person who burglarized three synagogues, and one church in Brooklyn.

Police said the man made off with more than $1,000, but not before appearing on camera.

A synagogue on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg is where police say the suspect began his burglary spree.

Investigators are hoping someone recognizes him from clear video and give them a call.

At his latest break-in, surveillance cameras show a man using a tool to pry open a door inside 171 South 9th St. on March 12 at around 8 p.m. Police said he got in through an unsecured elevator and got away with around $400 and office supplies.

Police said the suspect stole $600 and office supplies from another synagogue on Bedford Avenue earlier that day. And a month before, again during the sabbath on Saturday Feb. 9, police said he entered a synagogue on Lee Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. through an unlocked front door and stole $250 from a donation box.


Later that afternoon, at around 4 p.m., he got into a church through an unsecured back window and took items worth about $250, police said.

The NYPD said the suspect is between 30 and 40 years old and was last seen wearing a black cap and gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

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