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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Man Charged with Stealing Religious Items from Three Queens Synagogues

Queens, NY - A Kew Gardens man was charged Wednesday with looting more than $3,000 worth of religious items from three Queens synagoues over the summer, authorities said.

Roman Iskhakov, 26, stole items ranging from silver Torah crowns and wine glasses to cash in the burglaries and then sold the items to pawn shops, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

“The defendant is accused of being a one-man crime wave and brazenly breaking into houses of worship and stealing precious religious items,” Brown said in a statement.

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