BRAZEN: Thief Breaks Into Same Brooklyn Shul 3 Times in Past 2 Weeks [VIDEO]


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The NYPD is searching for a thief who broke into the same shul 3 times over the past two weeks, swiping at least $2,200 from the shul pushka during the break-ins.

The perp first broke into the Congregation Israel of Kings Bay on Nostrand Avenue at around 10 pm on Monday, November 22nd, shattering a rear window to gain entry. He stole approximately $600 during the heist.

That Thursday, he struck again, shattering the same rear window, and stealing some $750 in tzedakah.

He returned again this Sunday, smashing his favorite rear window yet again, and walking off with another $850-or-so from the shul’s pushka.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers website, which can be reached by clicking here.

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  1. After the first robbery, the shul should’ve put the money in a safe or out of the building. Its negligence on their part after the first robbery

  2. If I am not mistaken PapaTrump owns the building. It is a credit to the Balebatim that they keep the shul open in spite of so many hardships in the area.

  3. A poor person got the tzedokah, where is the problem? They should not have made him break through, next time take the money and deliver to the poor poerson. Ok, maybe find another recipient, it is not fair to give to the same one every time.

  4. Time to retire the talmid chacham/gabbai rishon who leaves a pushka with cash in the shul where it can be so easily accessed. Its incredibly easy today to simply have an “electronic pushka’ where you can simply wave your iphone over a small device with embedded chip on a shtender and instantaneously transfer cash directly into the shul’s tzadakah account. No need for daveners to carry cash, no need for the gabbai to worry about leaving cash in the shul and then having to deposit into a checking account.