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Deerfield Beach synagogue burglary
In the middle of the night, a man broke into a Deerfield Beach synagogue, wandered around inside for two hours, ransacked offices, stacked computers and silverware to steal and even tried on the rabbi’s clothes. In the end, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives say the burglar didn’t take much more than liquor and other drinks from Temple Beth Israel.
Detectives are hoping someone recognizes the gangly, shirtless burglar whose protracted escapade was captured on surveillance video. He can be seen on the video with a table cloth on his head walking leisurely through the kitchen, grabbing a hand cart and stacking trays of silverware. He ransacked two offices, rummaged through drawers and ripped computer equipment out of the wall. For a moment on the video, the burglar is seen wearing a jacket from the rabbi’s office.
Later in the video, the cloth falls and his face becomes visible. When he noticed the surveillance cameras, he ripped them from the walls. He left the computers and silverware behind and left with little more than a few bottles of liquor and some non-alcoholic beverages.
Address: Temple Beth Israel, 201 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach
Jun 28, 2010