NYPD search for a man they say robbed 3 synagogues, 1 church in Brooklyn

April 15, 2019 - 10:52 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD are searching for a man they say robbed three synagogues and a church in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. 

Officials say the robberies took place during a five week span in the months of February and March. 

The suspect stole $250 from a donation box at a synagogue located at 27 Lee Avenue on February 9, then later the same day, took $250 and office supplies from the Transfiguration Church at 240 Hooper Street, police said. 

According to police, the suspect stole $600 and office supplies inside a synagogue on 469 Bedford Avenue on March 12, then hours later entered a different synagogue on 171 South 9th Street via an unsecured elevator and removed approximately $400 and office supplies before fleeing in unknown direction.

The person wanted for questioning is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30-40 years of age.

He was last seen wearing a black cap, black jacket, gray hooded shirt, blue jeans and tan shoes.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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