Police in Hod Hasharon 311.
(photo credit: Zaka / Anshil Za'ak)
A man was shot in the head and killed on Monday while trying to tackle an armed
robber at a post office in Upper Nazareth.
A masked gunman entered an
Israel Postal Company branch in the morning and demanded that the cashier place
thousands of shekels in a bag.
As he turned to walk out of the door, the
robber was challenged by 49-year-old David Mashashwili. The suspect opened fire
from close range.
A Magen David Adom paramedic crew tried to revive
Mashashwili while evacuating him to Emek Medical Center in Afula. He soon
Relatives of Mashashwili said he intended to arrive at the post
office on Sunday to collect a disability benefit payment, but delayed the visit
until Monday due to a family visit.
“My father is a hero,” Mashashwili’s
son, who visited the scene of the homicide, told Ma’ariv.
suffered a stroke several years ago.
Police have launched a search for
the gunman. They also obtained a court-ordered media ban preventing publication
of details from the investigation.