Police arrest 16-member burglary gang

Police arrested 16 gang-members Wednesday morning, suspected of breaking in to over 500 homes in the Sharon area in the past five years. The gang mostly stole money, jewelry, and burglarized safes, Army Radio reported. The members had a set habit, robbing four or five houses per day, five days a week. They mostly broke into the homes of businessmen, doctors, and lawyers, after collecting information on their targets. A state witness recruited by the police provided the evidence on the gang conspirators that led to their arrests. Over 200 policemen and border police spread out Wednesday morning among the homes of the suspects - most of whom were already known to police. The suspects were to be brought for remand extension later Wednesday.