Police arrest head of gang that targeted elderly with violent robberies

Police on Monday arrested the head of a Ramle-based gang of thieves which targeted the elderly with extreme violence during robberies of their homes. The gang leader, identified only as BB, 32, of Ramle, and an accomplice, MD, 29, also of Ramle, were arrested following a lengthy undercover investigation by the Central District's Central Unit. "We suspect they carried out an additional number of similar violent attacks on the elderly," Supt. Elidov Hecht, who headed the investigation into the gang, told The Jerusalem Post, adding that the crimes committed by the suspects were severe. The suspects will be brought before a court for a remand hearing on Tuesday.