Four suspects arrested for attempting to steal weapons from IDF base

Indictments against the four men, including an IDF soldier, are to be filed on Monday with the Southern District Attorney's Office.

An IDF weapons cache (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE)
An IDF weapons cache
Four suspects were arrested in a joint operation between the Israel Police, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and the Military Police for attempting to steal firearms from an IDF base.
On Monday, April 13, a report was received by the Israeli police about a break through the fence in the Mishmar HaNegev military base and a confrontation between two suspects and a soldier who was on guard, while attempting to steal his personal weapon.
The suspects then fled the scene.
During the course of the investigation, the suspects' identities became known and four people were arrested: a 19-year-old IDF soldier who lives in the Bedouin city of Rahat, his 38-year-old relative from there and two residents of the Palestinian town of Idhna.
The soldier is suspected of filming the area and transferring photos to the two suspects in order to make a plan to stealing the weapons.
The soldier's relative was suspected of connecting the soldier and the two Idhna residents. He is also suspected of smuggling the men out of Idhna and bringing them into Israel without the necessary permits. He then acted as the driver of the getaway vehicle.
Indictments against the four men are to be filed later today with the Southern District Attorney's Office.

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