Israel Police officer 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
A gang of suspected thieves who broke into a home in the North crashed into
several vehicles while attempting to flee police overnight Monday.
suspects had allegedly been in the middle of a home robbery in Nazareth when
they became suspicious that it was a police sting operation. They left the home
and entered their get-away vehicle, driving off at high speed.
struck civilian vehicles as they drove, endangering members of the public,”
police spokesman Yehuda Meman said. Police did not directly pursue the suspects
in order to minimize risk of injury to passersby, Meman added, but they set up a
roadblock to intercept the suspects instead.
The alleged thieves didn’t
flinch when they saw the police block, however, merely speeding up instead, and
crashing into two police cars as they burst through.
As a police
helicopter flew overhead, the suspects’ car smashed into a passenger bus on
Route 65, seriously injuring one suspect. Police surrounded the car and arrested
the injured man. The two other suspects fled but were captured later.