Beit Shemesh gang members nabbed

Fifteen Israeli youths have been detained for questioning for a series of break-ins and robberies in Beit Shemesh, police said Tuesday. The 12-14 year old suspects, who were taken into custody over the last two days, are suspected of breaking in to toy stores, a lottery booth, a kiosk and a Hebrew ulpan over the last several weeks, and stealing alcoholic drinks, cigarettes, toys, computers, printers and lottery tickets, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The youths also repotedly got drunk on the alcohol that they stole. The 14-year-old gang leader was brought to a Beit Shemesh court for a remand hearing on Tuesday. The other suspects were transferred to welfare officials.