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Video Shows Man Vandalizing Long Beach Temple

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Police are searching for a man who vandalized a newly renovated temple.

Surveillance video captured images of the suspect throwing a brick at a window of Temple Israel in Belmont Heights.

It happened on January 7 around 11:30 p.m. at the synagogue on Loma Avenue.

The suspect as described as a white or Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old; 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall.

He was wearing light-color cargo or basketball shorts; a long-sleeved, light-color jacket with a dark collar; a white T-shirt and dark-color sandals or shower shoes.

The same temple was vandalized in November when someone wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the building.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Violent Crimes Detective Jackie Bezart at (562) 570-7250 or to remain anonymous visit: www.lacrimestoppers.org.