Police Investigating Incidents At 2 Brooklyn Synagogues

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is on alert after two incidents at separate Brooklyn synagogues this weekend.

In the first incident, two men took videos and pictures of the Bet Yaakob synagogue at 1801 Ocean Pkwy. around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. A security guard asked them to leave.

“We have to catch these guys,” one member of the synagogue who did not want to be identified told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell.

About an hour later, investigators believe the same men attempted to enter another synagogue, Congregation Beth Torah, at 1061 Ocean Pkwy., Burrell reported.

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Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said the same men were involved both times. He said the pair’s explanation for being there doesn’t make sense.

“You have these two young men described as Middle Eastern background by the security office of each location. The same two individuals visiting during…

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