PHOENIX - An expensive copy of the Jewish religious text known at a Torah has been stolen from a Phoenix synagogue and police are asking for the public's help to identify the culprits.
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the Torah and several other religious items were missing early Monday when the Young Israel Synagogue was discovered to have been burglarized. The synagogue is on Maryand Avenue near 7th Street.
The Torah is the most revered article in a Jewish synagogue.
Anyone with information about the burglary or the stolen items is asked to call Phoenix police.