Police car in Tel Aviv at night 311.
(photo credit: Yoni Cohen)
A security guard was shot dead during a heist of a branch of Bank Hapoalim in
town of Be’er Ya’acov, between Ness Ziona and Ramle, on Monday
Police said an initial investigation found that the security
guard tried to prevent the robbery from going ahead and “paid for his efforts
with his life.”
An eye witness said the guard was shot twice as he
attempted to protect members of the public from the armed robber.
is a severe incident,” said central police district chief Cmdr. Bentsi
Sao. The district’s elite central unit has been tasked with leading the
Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to resuscitate the
guard while transferring him to a hospital in the area, but he later died of his
The gunman fled the scene on a motorbike. Large numbers of police
were mobilized to the area and were searching for the suspect.
helicopter was also sent to assist ground teams in the search for the gunman.