April 23, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Thieves made off with $24,000 in stolen goods after raiding a Jewish mausoleum in Ridgewood over the weekend.
An employee of the Beth Olam Cemetery, a historic Jewish burial site located at 2 Cypress Hills St., first noticed missing mausoleum doors on Sunday, around 10:45 a.m. Further investigation revealed that a total of 14 doors and 75 air vents had been stolen from the cemetery’s mausoleums, valued at approximately $24,000.
The looting is thought to have occurred at some point between occurred sometime between 4 p.m. on Friday April 19 and when the employee noticed the missing items on April 21.
The incident is under investigation and is not being looked into as a hate crime, police said.
The cemetery, established in 1851, was initially used as a burial site for members of the three synagogues in Manhattan. Given its history, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.
Well, obviously if they don’t respect the dead, they respect the living even less. I hope they find these roaches and put them in jail for the rest of their miserable lives!