NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police late Sunday were looking for a thief who broke into a Brooklyn synagogue and made off with religious texts worth almost $250,000.

The theft happened between 3:11 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at Congregation Maase Rokach, at 5423 12th Ave. in Borough Park, Brooklyn, police said.

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A man got into the synagogue through a rear door and caused damage to the basement door, police said.

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The thief then took nine antique religious books and fled in a white vehicle, police said.

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No description of the suspect was available.