Thursday, 24 March 2011

Synagogue burglaries across Barnet

There have been a number of synagogue burglaries across Barnet during which a number of religious artefacts have been taken.

Police are asking members of the Jewish community to be made aware that some of the prominent pieces of silver could well be offered back to unsuspecting members of the community.
Police are asking people to cooperate with the enquiry and if they become aware of any of the following silver religious items being offered for sale they should contact police immediately:
  • 2 x solid silver breast plates.
  • 3 x solid silver pointers.
  • 2 x solid silver crowns.
  • 3 sets of solid silver bells.
  • 3 sets of candelabra each containing 5 candle sticks.
  • 1 x goblet 1 foot in length.
  • 1 x silver chess set.
  • 1 x silver tray approx. 40cm across without handles.
  • 1 x silver tray approx 50cm across with handles.
  • Several small silver goblets about 10cm in length.
Total value of these items is in the region of £20,000. DC Paul Richardson of Barnet CID said, "We have liaised closely to ensure that places of worship are aware that these criminals are active. But it is important that the local community is also given the information, so police can be alerted if this property is being circulated. If people give us information we do all we can to ensure that this property is returned and those responsible brought to justice."

Anyone who recognises these men or is aware of any of the religious items being offered for sale should contact police directly on 0300 123 1212 or phone CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 1111 and quote reference 2401181/11.

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