A 61-year-old man was stabbed to death when, police suspect, he surprised two
burglars who had broken into his house on Moshav Avihayil Monday
Sharon District police who arrived at the scene of the murder
shortly after 7 p.m.
Monday, reported finding signs of a break-in and a
struggle in the house, leading to the conclusion that the homeowner accidentally
caught the burglars in the act of robbing him, and during the ensuing struggle
was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body.
Magen David Adom paramedics
arrived at the house and found the man lying outside.
After a failed
attempt to revive him, they pronounced him dead at the scene.
District police set up roadblocks near the moshav outside Netanya and began
combing the area in a scramble to catch the murders.