Another Jewish synagogue in Huntington has reported that it was the target of criminals, the third such incident in the space of a week.
Young Israel, an Orthodox synagogue organized in 1991, reported that someone entered the building illegally and took cash on Nov.27 or Nov. 28.
- On Nov.22, two people used a BB gun to damage a light and a glass door at Huntington Jewish Center 510 Park Ave. It is being investigated as a case of criminal mischief.
- On Nov. 28, Temple Beth El of Huntington, 660 Park Ave., was illegally entered and cash was taken. It is being investigated as a burglary.
Inspector William Scrima, commanding officer of the Suffolk County Second Precinct, said Young Israel, at 598 Park Ave., reported the theft after learning about the burglary at Temple Beth El.
He said that a hate crime is in the penal law to increase sentencing guidelines for a number of offenses, if it is proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the offense was committed in whole or in substantial part because of a religion, race, gender, etc.
Scrima said the department has increased patrols at all places of worship through the holiday season.