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Man wanted for stealing a collection box from Forest Hills synagogue

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The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a man wanted for breaking into a Forest Hills synagogue on Monday.

The man removed a collection box containing approximately $300 from the Beth Gavriel Synagogue at 66-35 108th St. on Sept. 21, according to police. He was able to enter the house of worship from an unlocked back door at around 12:40 a.m, and fled to parts unknown after the theft.

Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to calls about the break-in.

The suspect is described as a partially bald white male with a beard. He is believed to be approximately 46-years-old and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering on the front of the shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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