Two burglaries hit Silver Spring synagogue


Ohr Hatorah, a synagogue in Silver Spring, was broken into twice in the past two months, according to Montgomery County Police.

Detectives from the 4th District are investigating the two burglaries, which occurred on Sept. 21 and Oct. 31. There is surveillance video of both incidents. In the video, suspects can be seen walking around the inside of the synagogue, which is located at 10090 Kersey Road.

According to police, at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31, a white male entered the synagogue through an unlocked window. The security video shows footage of the male moving from room to room. He attempted to break into a safe before fleeing.

Police then learned that another burglary had occurred there at 3 a.m. on Sept. 21. A white male entered through the same open window. This time, the suspect stole cash from a jar and took an envelope containing cash from an employee’s desk. The suspect also stole property from the synagogue before fleeting.

Ohr HaTorah was founded in 2011 and relocated to its current building in 2017. It is a congregation of 100 families. Rabbi Michoel Frank is its religious leader. The synagogue did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Anyone with any information is asked to the call police at 240-773-5530.

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