Arrest Made in Queens Synagogue Theft

The stolen items were three silver Torah crowns, two silver Torah mini crowns, three silver Torah breastplates, four silver Torah pointers and one silver cup.

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012  |  Updated 6:38 AM EDT
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Arrest Made in Queens Synagogue Theft

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Police say these pieces of silver were among the items stolen from a Kew Gardens synagogue

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A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the theft of items from a Queens synagogue.     

Police say Efram Sanders of Queens was arrested Tuesday and charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.     

Police say the theft occurred at the Congregation Rachel Degel Israel in Kew Gardens. The stolen items were three silver Torah crowns, two silver Torah mini crowns, three silver Torah breastplates, four silver Torah pointers and one silver cup.     

Police say everything but two silver Torah pointers were recovered.     

Police say the theft occurred sometime between Feb. 18 and last Saturday.     

It was not immediately known if Sanders had a lawyer.      

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