Hikind & Greenfield Offer $10,000 Reward in Sifrei Torah Theft at Karlsburg Bais Medrash


khal-yirei-hashemAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Councilman David Greenfield are offering a joint $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of five Sifrei Torah from the Karlsburg Bais Medrash on 53rd Street in Boro Park. (See Matzav.com‘s prior report here.)  

“This is just a terrible travesty,” said Hikind. “The emotional and financial loss of our precious Torah scrolls is immeasurable. There is no doubt that whoever committed this heartless act will be found and swiftly prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

In addition to the Sifrei Torah, the silver crowns and adornments which are regularly kept with the Sifrei Torah scrolls were stolen.

“It takes a depraved kind of criminal to break into a holy place of worship and steal the holiest of Jewish possessions – a Sefer Torah,” said Councilman David Greenfield. “This outrageous act will not be tolerated. We will do everything in our power to ensure that these criminals are brought to justice immediately.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-877-TIPS.

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