Police: Bensonhurst synagogue burglarized during Passover; suspect steals $2,000

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Police are investigating after a synagogue in Bensonhurst was burglarized.

Investigators say Yeshiva Ohel Torah Synagogue on 17th Avenue was burglarized Wednesday around 8 p.m., during the Passover holiday.

A man was seen, in surveillance images, breaking into the synagogue through a side window. They say the man stole $2,000 before taking off.

He's described as being around 5 feet 7 inches and about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt, jeans and blue sneakers.

No one was inside the synagogue during the time of the burglary. No one was hurt during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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