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Midwood Thief Snatches Phones From Synagogue [Video]

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Surveillance footage via NYPD

Help cops track down a thief who stole phones from coat pockets in a Midwood synagogue in broad daylight last week.

According to police reports, the suspect rode a men’s mountain bike to Congregation Verezky Synagogue at Avenue L and East 8th Street, on Friday, March 3 between 11:15am and 12:30pm. Then he snuck inside and rifled through coat pockets hanging on a rack.

He fled the scene with three cell phones, an iPod, and five religious items — the value of the items exceeded $1,000, so the crime is classified as a Grand Larceny.

The suspect is described by police as a man about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches. See photo below.

Photo via NYPD

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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website¬†or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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