Suspected burglar shot while breaching police checkpoint dies of wounds

January 11, 2014 11:50

A suspected burglar who was shot on Tuesday while running a police checkpoint in the Galilee succumbed to his wounds at a Nahariya Hospital on Saturday.

A police officer was run over and lightly injured in the north in the Tuesday morning incident, after a group of suspected burglars ran a police checkpoint near the Kadarim junction in the Galilee.

When the four suspects, all residents of Tiberias in their twenties, approached the police checkpoint on Tuesday, the driver punched the gas and they broke through the checkpoint, at which point police opened fire on the vehicle.

Inside the car police said they found jewelry they believe to be stolen. They added that the checkpoint was set up following a spree of burglaries in the Safed and Hatzor areas nearby. 

The remaining suspects remain in police custody.

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