A Tel Aviv resident allegedly launched an extensive campaign of violence and
armed threats against a renovator after becoming disgruntled with his work,
police said Thursday.
The man, who is under arrest, hired the renovator
to work on his girlfriend’s home several months ago. “He wasn’t happy with the
result, and then the incidents began,” a Tel Aviv police spokesman
According to the spokesman, the renovator initially was assaulted
by unidentified men. Then he was invited to meetings where men threatened him
“He was too frightened to lodge a complaint,” the spokesman
Police learned of the alleged intimidation campaign through
informers and made contact with the renovator.
Detectives convinced him
to provide testimony about the assaults.
Next, they began monitoring the
suspect and found that he allegedly was involved in the sale of silencers for
“He went to an engraver with a request to begin constructing
cylinders for use as silencers,” the police spokesman said of the
“The silencers were intended for sale to criminals.”