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NYPD Release Video of Alleged Synagogue Burglar

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Sept. 28, 2018 By Tara Law

Police have released surveillance video of a man who has repeatedly burglarized a Kew Gardens Hills synagogue’s community center. 

Police say that the suspect burglarized Khal Degel Israel Synagogue Community Center, located at 114-02 68th Drive, twice in June and then returned again last Friday.

The suspect first targeted the synagogue on June 14 and 15 at around 11:40 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., respectively, police said. 

During both incidents, the suspect walked through the synagogue’s unlocked front door and went into the kitchen. The suspect stole a total of $300, police said. 

The suspect then went back on Sept. 21 at around 11 p.m., police said. Once again, he walked through the synagogue’s unlocked front door and went into the kitchen. He made off with $20 in cash, police said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man who is between 25 and 30 years old. He is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds, and has a light complexion, a slim build, brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeved shirt, black jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

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