IDF soldier arrested for allegedly being part of Arab car theft ring

A 20-year-old female IDF soldier was arrested for allegedly being part of an Arab car theft ring which stole scores of private vehicles across the country, police said Monday. The soldier, Tamar Marton of Jerusalem, is suspected of aiding a group of 12 east Jerusalem Arab residents who allegedly stole dozens of private vehicles from the capital and other major Israeli cities over the last year, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The ring was broken up by police this week after a six- month long investigation. The 12 Arab suspects, all residents of east Jerusalem in their 20's, allegedly sold the vehicles to a Palestinian car pound near the West Bank city of Ramallah for NIS 1000-4000 each.