Two women pose as cops, beat and rob African migrants

March 22, 2012 13:59


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Preying on their fear of police, a duo of twenty-something women spent the past few weeks posing as police to rob and beat African migrants in Ashkelon and Ashdod, police said Thursday.

Lachish region police spokeswoman Meital Geref said Thursday that the women would enter areas where large numbers of migrants congregate, present themselves as police and begin searching Sudanese and Eritrean men. When they found money they would reportedly say it was counterfeit and keep the cash. Police said that on a few occasions they encountered resistance from the migrants. In one of those cases they reportedly pepper-sprayed the migrants and in another they beat them with a stick.

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