Sunday, March 08, 2015

NYPD Investigating Incidents At Brooklyn Synagogues

The NYPD is on alert after two incidents at separate Brooklyn synagogues this weekend. 

In the first incident, two men took videos and pictures of the Bet Yaakov synagogue at 1801 Ocean Pkwy. around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. A security guard asked them to leave.

About an hour later, investigators believe the same men attempted to enter another synagogue, Congregation Beth Torah, at 1061 Ocean Pkwy.  Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said the same men were involved both times.

He said the pair’s explanation for being there doesn’t make sense.  “You have these two young men described as Middle Eastern background by the security office of each location. The same two individuals visiting during prayers, one of them says he wants to see what a prayer looks like,” Hikind said. “Something is not kosher.”  Hikind represents the district where the two synagogues are located,

Surveillance Video

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