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A man who recently appeared as a contestant on the Master Chef cooking
contest TV program was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of carrying out an
armed robbery of a bank which ended with the shooting death of a security
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The suspect, named as Guy Yaakov, was arrested during a dramatic
armed police raid in Rishon Lezion on Wednesday, which was witnessed by several
members of the public.
On Augusty 15, Yaniv Engler, a bank security
guard, tried to prevent a robbery suspect who covered his face with a motorcycle
helmet from carrying out an armed robbery on a Bank Hapoalim branch in the town
of Be'er Yaakov, near Ramle. Engler suffered multiple gun shot wounds and died
A few weeks before the shooting, the suspect appeared
on the Master Chef program, where he announced, "I was a mischievous teenager, a
troubled boy. I looked for mischief." Following the robbery, the gunman fled the
scene on a motorbike, and escaped despite police checkpoints set up to prevent
his escape and the mobilization of a police helicopter.