Sheepshead Bay Synagogue Burglar Faces 14 Years

Jewish Center Nachlath Zion in Sheepshead Bay (courtesy of the Shul)

Justice has finally been served to a man who broke into an Orthodox Shul in Sheepshead Bay and a Park Slope church in 2007.

Latif Rahim, 51, was convicted last Tuesday of burglarizing the two houses of worship and now faces up to 14 years for the crime.

Prosecutors say Rahim is responsible for the break-in at the Jewish Center Nachlath Zion at 2201 East 23rd Street in June 2007, and a month later burglarized the Park Slope United Methodist Church. Both institutions were damaged in the process.

Rahim’s DNA was used to match him to blood left at the synagogue and an apple juice bottle he sipped on as he robbed the place.

The defendant is already serving two to four years for the July 2007 burglary of the Church of Gethsemane in Park Slope. At the time, Rahim was on bail awaiting sentencing for raping his son’s girlfriend.

[via NY Post]