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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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