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Ancient Torah stolen from Las Vegas Strip resort

Updated July 22, 2022 - 4:47 pm

Las Vegas police are investigating the theft of an ancient Torah from a Strip resort last month.

Police said in a press release Friday afternoon that the grand larceny took place on June 12 at a hotel in the 3300 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South. Metropolitan Police Department crime data shows it was stolen from The Venetian.

“Detectives were advised the victim had left his ancient Torah inside of the convention room that had been converted into a Synagogue,” police said. “The Torah had been used in the convention room since June 8 and had remained in that location until it was taken by an unknown individual on June 12.”

Video surveillance shows a man walking through the property pulling a suitcase on wheels, but police have not been able to identify him.

The man is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, about 5-feet-11 to 6-2 tall. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a green shirt and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 702-828-3204. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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