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.