Man is shot trying to stop Nazareth robbery

Large police forces are searching for suspect in armed robbery of Upper Nazareth Postal Bank.

January 30, 2012 10:45
Police and ZAKA in Hod Hasharon

Police in Hod Hasharon 311. (photo credit: Zaka / Anshil Za'ak)


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A man in his 40s was shot and seriously wounded during a robbery at a postal bank in Upper Nazareth Monday morning.

The incident began before 10 a.m. when a masked man entered the branch and demanded cash from the cashier, threatening her with a pistol.

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When the robber was leaving the postal bank with an unknown amount of cash, a civilian who was in the branch at the time of the robbery attempted to stop him, at which point he was shot. He was left in very serious condition.

Magen David Adom paramedics provided initial medical treatment and were evacuating him to Emek Medical Center in Afula.

Large police forces were on the scene and were searching for the suspect with the help of a police helicopter.

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