Three charged with synagogue burglary

Three people have been charged by police after an alleged burglary at a synagogue.

It is alleged that the trio — all of whom are Jewish — broke into the Beth Shmuel Synagogue in Golders Green, north-west London, on Saturday and stole a set of car keys before taking a vehicle that was parked outside the shul.

A 20-year-old man from Golders Green, an 18-year-old man from Hendon, and a 17-year-old from Finchley all face charges of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

The two older men are due to appear at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, with the younger defendant due before Brent Youth Court the following day.

Last updated: 10:10am, July 5 2012