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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

L.A. - Police seek suspect who threw brick through Jewish temple window

Long Beach police have asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect who threw a brick through the window of a Jewish temple earlier in the month.

A surveillance camera captured the man walking up to Temple Israel at 269 Loma Ave. about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, throwing the brick and running away. Long Beach police released the video Wednesday in hopes of identifying the suspect.

Police described the suspect as a man in his 20s, between 5-feet-9 and 6-feet tall and weighing between 170 and 175 pounds. He was wearing light-colored cargo or basketball shorts, with a long-sleeved, light-color jacket with a dark collar, a white T-shirt and dark sandals.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Det. Jackie Bezart at (562) 570-7250 or submit an anonymous tip online.

The same temple was vandalized in November of last year, when anti-Semitic graffiti was written on a front wall of the building, the Press-Telegram reported.

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