Cops searching for blasphemous brute who burglarized Bensonhurst synagogue during Passover

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Police are searching for a man who they say broke into a Bensonhurst synagogue and stole $2,000 cash during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

The lout forcibly entered the Yeshiva Ohel Torah Synagogue — located on 17th Avenue at 63rd Street — by climbing through a side window April 24 at around 8 p.m., and fled with the cash shortly thereafter, cops said.

Police describe the man as 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 190 pounds, with a stocky build and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored short-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and blue sneakers, according to authorities.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–TIPS (8477) or (888) 57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 1:40 pm, April 30, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Finkel;stein from Kings Bay/ Sheepshead Bay says:
The ADL will probably try to turn this robbery into an anti-Semitic hate crime to pad its statistics when it is obvious that money is the sole motivation of this crime.
May 1, 2:01 pm

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