SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Thief climbs through window, burglarizes Lakewood Shul

A brazen burglar climbed through a Lakewood Shul window, and made off with money from the Pushkas (charity boxes).

The burglar can be seen arriving on a bike at the Ner Yisroel Shul approximately 1:30 AM Friday morning, and walked around the Shul with his hand covering his face, searching for an way to make entry.

After trying doors and windows, the burglar finally found a window open in the rear of the Shul, and climbed inside.

Once inside, the burglar began rummaging through the Shul in search of money. He located a Pushka, and then even found a bag to empty it into.

The burglar, making sure to cover his face to hide from the cameras, then continued throughout the building for more. After approximately five minutes, loot in hand, the burglar exited through a door.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakewood Detective Bureau at 732-363-0200.

Lakewood’s Detective Bureau and CSI are investigating the incident.








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  1. Doesn’t he know that anyone that steals Pushka money will suffer great injury in the following 12 months? Just keep track of the inpatients in the emergency room and you will find him easilyl this year. keep the video in the hospital so you can identify him.

  2. Watching the video this looks very suspicious this male knew were to hide his face and knew were to locate what he was looking for. Obviously inside job

  3. Just proves that when they want to break in, they break in. Cameras lend a false sense of security. Keep your doors and windows locked, and get an alarm system! Money and things can be replaced…thank G*d no one was hurt.

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