WATCH: Two boys try to rob bank in Rishon Lezion with a toy rifle

Would-be bank robbers, aged 12 and 13, were remanded into custody.

By
December 11, 2014 14:11
1 minute read.

Two boys who tried to rob bank in Rishon Lezion with a toy gun

Two boys who tried to rob bank in Rishon Lezion with a toy gun

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Two young boys were arrested Thursday for attempting to rob a bank in Rishon Lezion on Wednesday, armed with a toy assault rifle and wearing hooded sweatshirts in a bid to hide their identities.

The two would-be bank robbers, aged 12 and 13, arrived at the bank on Zadal Street in the city with their hoods pulled over their heads. Police said they came to a teller and said, “This is a robbery! Give us the money!” at which point the teller ran inside and hid, followed by the other tellers.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Police said the two boys then fled without stealing anything.

In a surveillance camera video released by police on Thursday, the two boys can be seen strolling up to the door of the bank, both of them hardly taller than the doorknob. One of the two is holding a plastic M-16 awkwardly aloft with just his right hand.

Police managed to track down the two boys within hours, arresting them at their homes. The fake rifle was also found in one of their homes.

The two boys, both residents of Rishon Lezion, were ordered to remain in custody until their hearing on Thursday, when the Rishon Magistrate’s Court ordered them released to house arrest until Sunday.

Related Content

Isaac Herzog as a baby with his father, Chaim Herz
August 15, 2018
Commemorations mark centenary of Chaim Herzog’s birth

By GREER FAY CASHMAN