Police arrest two suspects accused of stealing weapons from homes of soldiers

Suspects are being held for questioning and are scheduled for arraignment on Friday morning.

June 26, 2015 08:49
Haredi man and IDF soldiers in Jerusalem.

Haredi man and IDF soldiers in Jerusalem.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

An undercover operation held over the last month-and-a-half saw two suspects in their twenties arrested Thursday. The suspects are accused of participating in multiple robberies carried out by a gang of thieves who would follow soldiers to their homes in order to steal their weapons.

According to police reports, gang members would stake out the Binyamina train station waiting for soldiers coming home on leave with their weapons. They would subsequently follow soldiers to their homes and wait for an opportunity to break in and steal their weapons once left unattended.

Undercover investigators found 4 cases where weapons were stolen from soldiers in Zihron Ya'akov and Binyamina.

The suspects were taken in for questioning and are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday morning. Police officers on the case say it is likely there will be more arrests of gang members connected to the investigation.

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