Police: Man viciously beaten with garden tool in Brooklyn synagogue robbery

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A vicious robbery at a Brooklyn synagogue early Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital.

At around 5 a.m., two men entered the Chabad Synagogue Beth Menachem Mendel located at 1703 Avenue J in Midwood.

Once the suspects were inside, they awoke a 53-year-old man on the third floor and hit him with a rotary cultivator garden tool over his face and head, police say.

The suspects fled through the rear door with a laptop, cellphone and the victim's wallet with approximately $300 and credit cards. Police say he also stole donations that were meant to be given to charity.

The victim was taken to Maimonides Medical Center.
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