New York – NYPD Turns To Public For Help In Identifying Tallis-Wearing Thief In Borough Park Yeshiva Robbery


    Brooklyn, NY – A tallis-clad robber made off with $2,000 cash in a Chol Hamoed Pesach robbery that took place in a Borough Park Yeshiva.

    Police said that the incident took place on April 24th at approximately 8 PM at Yeshiva Ohel Torah Synagogue on 17th Avenue at the corner of 63rd Street when an unidentified suspect forced his way into the building through a side window.

    The suspect, who was captured in surveillance photos wrapped in a tallis, is described as a Hispanic man with a medium complexion, stocky build and short black hair. He is approximately 5’7” tall and, in addition to the tallis, was wearing a dark colored shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers at the time of the robbery.

    No one was immediately available for comment at Yeshiva Ohel Torah. It is unclear if the side window was locked and if anyone was in the building at the time of the robbery.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline by phone at 800-577-TIPS, by text at 247637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577 or online at

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    1. It’s unfortunate but as we can see from events over Pesach it could have been worse
      The sad truth is ALL religious institutions need better security. It’s expensive but not as costly as Gd forbid loss of life


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