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Black man arrested after dressing as ultra-Orthodox Jew and stealing religious items from synagogues (video)

By Mason White 4:58 PM September 15, 2014
 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A black man was arrested on charges of theft after dressing up as an ultra-Orthodox Jew and stealing religious items from synagogues, jpupdates.com reported.

The New York Police Department said that they arrested 46-year-old Theron Rucker of Queens, after stealing items from synagogues over the past two months.

During one incident, the suspect entered a yeshiva in Far Rockaway, and stole some items. The suspect was recorded on video surveillance cameras.

On Sunday, officers arrested the suspect after he was recognized and detained by locals. He was charged with theft and burglary.

It is unknown what the suspect actually did with the stolen religious items as they are hard to sell in the secondary market. Rucker was arrested at least five times on various charges.