Crime Stoppers wants help identifying people who stole banner from synagogue

Police are working to identify the people who stole a banner from a south Charlotte synagogue.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers posted on social media Wednesday about the case. The banner was stolen on Nov. 4 around 9:15 p.m. from Hope of Israel on Elm Lane.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for help identifying the suspects.

A tip leading to an arrest could result in a reward. Call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 if you have information.

No further information was released.

Last week, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and 10 other governors asked Congress for more funding to support houses of worship and ensure they are protected. With more money, Cooper said Jewish and Muslim communities can get help as they continue to face threats.

The synagogue shared a statement with Channel 9 on behalf of Rabbi Sam Nadler and their congregation:

“As a Messianic Jewish synagogue, Hope of Israel Congregation stands with Israel and the greater Jewish community against antisemitism and all forms of racism. As those who know Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, we pray for the repentance of all who hate the Jewish people, for if they come to know Yeshua, the King of the Jews, then they will love the Jewish people and stand with Israel, too.”

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