Police catch Nablus-based gang of swindlers

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December 14, 2005 09:53

 
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Judea and Samaria police on Wednesday apprehended four suspects of a Nablus-based "sting gang" who allegedly cheated dozens of Israeli merchants and factories out of hundreds of thousands of Shekels over the last two-and-a-half years. An ambush was enabled by information reported to the Samaria Police by a Tel Aviv merchant. The informant, who was swindled by the gang before, recognized one of the suspect's voices, when he called the merchant in an attempt to purchase lifting devices. The police instructed the merchant to continue with the deal. The four suspect were caught at Jam'in junction, which caught the suspects while they were loading phony cargo. The suspects were expected to be indicted within a few days.



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