Reward offered for return of stolen books from BK synagogue

The family of a Brooklyn rabbi is offering $5,000, no questions asked, for the return of religious books that were stolen from a synagogue in Borough Park early Monday morning.



The incident happened inside Congregation Maase Rokach synagogue at 5423 12th Ave.



Members of the synagogue say the items are priceless, dating back 200 years. They are valued at more than $200,000.



Shmira Citywide Safety Patrol released a video of two men suspected in the crime. News 12 sources say the suspects used a key code that the rabbi shares with the community to get into the building, then used a crowbar to break into the basement where the nine books were stored.



Authorities are urging anyone that recognizes the men in the video is urged to police or Shmira at 718-871-4444.



 


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