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Stolen Torah scrolls returned


May 3, 2010 | 9:49 am

Five Torah scrolls stolen from a Brooklyn synagogue were returned.

A person who said he knew the thieves brought the Torah scrolls, discovered stolen April 28 from the Khal Yirei Hashem Synagogue, also known as the Karlsburg Synagogue, in the Borough Park section to the office of Brooklyn’s district attorney on Sunday.

A reward of $10,000 had been offered for the return of the Torah scrolls, which are worth more than $30,000 each. Two silver crowns and breast plates also were reported missing.

The scrolls had been stolen from a safe with a combination lock and there was no sign of forced entry, leading police to investigate the theft as an inside job, the New York Daily News reported.

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