By Mike DeNardo

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (CBS) — Police in Haddonfield, NJ are trying to find out who stole a menorah from a public display.

The five-foot aluminum menorah had been standing for a few days in the park outside the Haddonfield Library, next to a Christmas tree and a manger.

But Wednesday morning, the menorah was reported missing.

This resident named Janet was shaking her head:

“I think it’s always bad, (but) I think people think it’s worse because of the connotation of hate.”

But police chief John Banning tells us there’s no evidence of a hate crime. He notes the “Happy Chanukah” sign from the Chabad Lubavich congregation in Cherry Hill was untouched.

Banning says police are treating the case as a theft, noting there’s been a rash of copper and metal thefts in the region.


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