Stolen Torah scrolls have been returned to their owners in a north London Jewish community
The north London Jewish community was in "mourning" after the precious Torah scrolls – worth around £40,000 but said to be of "incalculable spiritual value" – were taken by burglars.
The parchments were stolen from Rabbi Larry Tabick and Rabbi Dr Jackie Tabick during a raid on their house in Barnet on March 22nd.
They were discovered abandoned by the side of the road by a member of the public in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on Thursday following a massive media appeal.
The Torah scrolls are worth around £40,000
Our efforts to find the person who carried out the burglary continue
PC Louise Bates
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information to trace the suspect, who was disturbed at the property during the break-in.
He is described as a white man, around 5ft 10ins, dressed in black with a scarf across his face.
PC Louise Bates, of Barnet CID, said: "It is fantastic that these scrolls have been found and returned to their owners.
"But our efforts to try and find the person who carried out the burglary continue."
The scrolls were found in bushes near the Bentley Heath Cricket Club, she said.
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