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Venezuela's biggest mosque robbed, official says

world Updated: Mar 25, 2009 12:54 IST
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An administrator at Venezuela's biggest mosque says thieves have ransacked its offices, stealing jewels, computers and other objects and throwing books across the floor. Muhammad Ali Bokhair says it is the second time since September that the Ibrahim Al-lbrahim mosque has been robbed. The theft took place early on Monday morning.

No suspects have been identified.

The mosque is located in downtown Caracas, where a scant police presence makes robberies and murders relatively common. The Ibrahim Al-lbrahim building is Latin America's second largest mosque after the Rey Fahd Islamic Cultural Center in Argentina. In late January, vandals ransacked Caracas' oldest synagogue.