Burglars Stealing Silver Sefer Torah Crowns Busted After Investigation By Metropolitan Police & Shomrim London NW

| May 29, 2011

During the last 4 months, at least 10 shuls in North West London have been targeted by burglars, who are specifically targeting the silver on Sifrei Torah.

The burglars seem to be well informed as to where the shuls are located in the area. During three of these burglaries, Sifrei Torah have been broken apart and well over £150,000 ($240,000) of silver and Jewish artifacts have been stolen. During a recent shul burglary on Thursday night two weeks ago, a Sefer Torah was left desecrated and torn apart on the floor. To quote a Local Rov “the violation of the Sifrei Torah in my shul remind me of kristallnacht in Eastern Europe”

The chief executive of Shomrim London NW, Gavriel Ost met the Borough Commander for Barnet, Chief Superintendent Neil Basu two weeks ago who exclaimed “Barnet Police are determined to catch the offenders”.



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