Police nabbed two suspected car thieves late Tuesday, putting a stop to a family-run-ring that they believe was responsible for at least 10 recent vehicle thefts.
"If I knew that the Etgar Unit was so serious, I wouldn't have stolen again," the 30-year-old suspect from Netanya told police investigators Tuesday after being arrested by Etgar, the newly re-instituted unit that combats auto theft.
This was the second time that the man was arrested by Etgar, this time after four vehicles suspected of being stolen were found in his possession. All four of the vehicles had been refitted and bore license plates that were registered to other vehicles.
Police nabbed the suspect in Netanya, despite the fact that he was supposed to be under house arrest in Kfar Chabad for the suspected theft of another two stolen cars that were found in his possession a few weeks ago. The suspect's brother-in-law was also arrested, under suspicion of theft, after police discovered two stolen vehicles that had been re-fitted in his possession and recovered another two stolen vehicles that police suspect had been given to family members. Both men had their remand extended until Friday.