A Queens teenager been accused of a burglarizing a Jewish temple in Cedarhurst last summer and another synagogue in Woodmere over the holiday weekend, Nassau County police said.

Daniel Weiss, 16, of Far Rockaway, removed an air conditioner from a window at the Congregation Shaara Emuana on Oakland Avenue in Cedarhurst and climbed on Aug. 12, police said.

Weiss and his alleged accomplice, 16-year-old Avraham Moseson of Woodmere, were caught on security video ransacking the office of the Cedarhurst synagogue, where they took cash and fled the scene, police said.

Officers identified the teens and apprehended Moseson in September.

Weiss was arrested on Monday after police said he broke into the Aish Kodesh Synagogue on Woodmere Place in Woodmere on Saturday, when he stole two sets of car keys and took a Honda from the parking lot.

Both teens have been charged with burglary and marijuana possession. Morenson has been released without bail and his case has been referred to the Adolescent Diversion Program.

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Weiss was additionally charged with grand larceny and will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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