Haifa police arrest 17-year-old suspect in hit-and-run

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 10, 2012 11:34

Haifa police said Saturday that they have arrested a 17 year-old suspected of perpetrating a hit-and-run in the city on Thursday in which a 9-year-old boy was moderately injured.

According to police, the suspect was located after a quick investigation and confessed to the crime, reenacting it for investigators. Police added that the youth does not have a driver's license.

The suspect is accused of striking the boy with his motor-scooter after overtaking a bus which had stopped to allow the victim to cross the street at a cross walk in the city.

Police were expected to request that the suspect's remand be extended at a hearing at the Haifa Magistrate's Court on Saturday evening.


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