One afternoon last August Gabi Korsanosky, 31, walked up to a bank in Be'er Yaakov and put three bullets into the security guard, before coolly walking over the guard's body and robbing the bank at gunpoint, according to an indictment issued by the Central District prosecutor's office on Monday morning.
The indictment, which came after police worked for over 50 days to build the case against Korsanosky, lays out the modus operandi by which police believe the Rishon Letzion native robbed 14 banks in Central Israel over the past year and a half.
According to the indictment, on fourteen different occasions Korsanosky walked into banks in central Israel, with a gun in his hand and his face covered. When he'd enter the bank he would fire of a single round into the ceiling and then demand everyone in the branch lay on the ground, before demanding the tellers hand over the cash.
The most serious charge of the indictment comes from a single robbery at a Bank Hapoalim in Be'er Yaakov last August, when police say Korsanosky was told by security guard Yaniv Engler that he couldn't enter the branch wearing his motorcycle helmet. Police believe Korsanosky then began fighting with Engler, before shooting him three times at point blank range, leaving him in critical condition on the sidewalk, where he later died of his wounds. Korsanosky then stole Engler's pistol and walked into the bank and robbed it. Korsanosky made off with with only NIS 6,000 shekels in the robbery where Engler lost his life, according to police.
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