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Man steals cellphones and religious articles from Brooklyn synagogue

Posted: 9:07 AM, Mar 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-09 13:40:10-05

Police say this man stole items from a Brooklyn synagogue. (NYPD)

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — Police asked for assistance Thursday identifying a man who stole items from a Brooklyn synagogue last week.

The man pulled up at Congregation Verezky Synagogue on March 3 around noon, an NYPD spokesperson said. He was riding a men’s mountain bike. He rummaged through the pockets of several coats hanging on racks and removed three cellphones, an iPod and five religious articles.

Security footage shows the man leaving the Synagogue on his bike.

Police believe he is between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 8 inches tall.

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