Police Searching For Suspect In String Of Synagogue, Church Burglaries

April 15, 2019 - 2:08 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police are searching for a burglar that has been targeting synagogues and churches in Brooklyn.

The first incident was reported on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Khal Adas Yereim Vien, an Orthodox synagogue in Williamsburg. Police say the suspect entered through an unsecured front door and removed $250 from a donation box before fleeing.

Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and Bnei Mordechai Cleveland, on Bedford Avenue, were also targeted.

The most recent burglary happened on Tuesday, March 12 at Guttman Mendel, a synagogue on South Ninth Street in Williamsburg.

Police say the burglar made off with roughly $1,500 in cash and some office supplies.

The person wanted for questioning is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30-40 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black cap, black jacket, grey hooded shirt, blue jeans and tan shoes.

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.