Police search for suspect in theft of Torah scrolls worth $240,000

The texts were taken from a Brooklyn synagogue.
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On the holiday that celebrates the end of the current cycle of public Torah readings, four sacred texts were stolen from a synagogue in Brooklyn, police said.


The theft occurred around 1 a.m.,Tuesday at the Avenue O Synagogue in Midwood. The suspect was seen in surveillance footage dressed in all black and wearing a yarmulke, according to Pix11. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.


The Torah scrolls were reportedly worth more than $240,000.


Councilman David G. Greenfield is offering a $1,000 reward for any information.


Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the NYPD Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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