On Saturday night thieves broke into the “Gra” shul in Bayit V’Gan in Jerusalem, and stole two Sefer Torahs.
Afterwards, the thieves tried to break into the Orchot Meir yeshiva, but were unsuccessful.
The police are investigating.
As Torah scrolls in Israel are marked so the owners can be easily determined, its not clear what market for a stolen Sefer Torah in Israel actually exists.
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