Synagogues targeted in Barnet

    Barnet Police inform us that a group of men are suspected to have been involved in a number of burglaries of synagogues across Barnet.

    During these burglaries 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.

    Items include –
    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
    2 silver trays, 1 approx 40cm across without handles, 1 approx 50cm across with handles,
    Several small silver goblets, about 10cm in length

    Items taken 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 Tel 0800 555 1111. Please quote reference 2401181/11


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