Possible Theft of Labels, Envelopes Sparks Fear of Letter Bomb Wave

The Israel Government Tourist Office here suspects that a quantity of its envelopes and labels may have been stolen from its premises early this month and could be used to send letter bombs to unsuspecting recipients, Marcia Goldman. a secretary at the IGTO, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that the FBI, called in to investigate the possible theft, agreed that letter bombs could have been the motivation.

Miss Goldman said that the IGTO, which employs four persons including its director, Reuven Harli, is not certain that a theft took place, She said suspicion was aroused when a door lock was found broken Dec,3 indicating a possible break, in But according to Miss Goldman, everything inside was “intact”and nothing was missing except, possibly envelopes and labels which the IGTO uses in its mailings, She said, however, that there was no absolute evidence that large quantities of envelopes or labels were missing.

(The JTA was informed today by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, that it learned of the theft from friends outside New York, According to a Seminary spokesman. an FBI agent in Atlanta identified as Mr, Held announced that an unspecified number of airmail and regular envelopes of various sizes and an unspecified number of blank labels with the IGTO return addresses were stolen from the Atlanta office, possibly for use as letter bombs, The labels were described as printed in Roman type in orange ink on white, bearing the IGTO emblem two men carrying a vine of grapes, Underneath they carry the IGTO address in Atlanta, 795 Peachtree St, NE, Suite 635.)

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