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Police Searching for Man Wanted in Kew Gardens Yeshiva, Synagogue Burglaries


May 7, 2018 By Tara Law

Police have released video footage of a man who allegedly burglarized a Kew Gardens yeshiva four times and broke into a local synagogue. 

The first burglary occurred at 2 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah, 117-06 84th Ave. Police say the man took off with two pairs of head phones worth $200.

The man returned to the yeshiva on March 17 at 4 a.m. He made off with a laptop and computer accessories worth a total of $200.

He went back to the school on March 24 at 3:35 a.m. and took $600 worth of quarters from a vending machine.

The same man broke into Khal Adas Yereim at 122-31 Metropolitan Ave. on April 7 at 2:34 a.m., police say. The man entered through a side entrance and took two charity boxes containing an undetermined amount of cash. 

The man returned to the yeshiva for a last time on April 28 at 5 a.m. He was captured on surveillance video climbing through a basement window and clambering onto a large refrigerator before taking off through the school. He removed $300 from a soda vending machine and took off.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black hat and all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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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