NYC: Thief uses Tallit to pull off yeshiva burglary

Police say suspect snuck into Brooklyn yeshiva wearing Tallit, stole thousands of dollars in cash during Passover festival.

Arutz Sheva Staff,


A yeshiva in New York City was burglarized during the Passover holiday, police say, by a man who used a traditional Jewish prayer shawl to disguise himself as he entered the building.

On Monday, the New York City Police Department released photos of the suspect, taken by security cameras, showing him wearing a Tallit, or Jewish prayer shawl, after he entered the yeshiva’s synagogue through a side window.

Picture of suspect NYPD

The incident occurred last Wednesday, April 24th, at the synagogue of Yeshiva Ohel Torah on the corner of 17th Avenue and 63rd Street in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn.

Authorities say the burglar stole $2,000 in cash.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic man approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a stocky build and short black hair.