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Thieves Raid Israel Bond Banquet in Washington; Steal $17,000 in Mink Coat

Police are searching for bandits who last night raided Temple Sinai during an Israel Bond banquet and stole $17,000 worth of the best mink cents from the temple’s cloakroom.

Detectives said the thieves had an expert knowledge of furs and carefully picked out the most valuable minks at Temple Sinai. They worked so skillfully that persons attending a banquet in the temple’s auditorium were unaware of the theft until later. Among those who lost minks in the robbery was Mrs. Ruth Cherner, national chairman of the women’s division of Israel bonds.