Five Men Arrested in Lebanon for Stealing Motorbikes

Published September 14th, 2018 - 01:00 GMT
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The Internal Security Forces has arrested five suspected members of a motorbike-stealing gang that operated in Mount Lebanon and northern Lebanon, a statement from the ISF reported Thursday.

The ISF said the suspects had confessed to having stolen around 35 motorbikes of various kinds and sizes from different areas in north Lebanon, Mount Lebanon and Beirut, including in Tripoli, Jounieh, Dora, Sadd al-Boushrieh, Burj Hammoud and Ashrafieh.

They used a special key to start the bikes’ ignition and then transferred the bikes to Akkar’s Massoudieh, before smuggling them to Syria, according to the statement.

The ISF said the group was arrested in Tripoli on Sept. 9. Four stolen motorbikes were found with them, along with a vehicle they allegedly used to transfer the stolen bikes and the tool kit used in the thefts.

The suspects were identified as Syrian national Aa.K, 44; Lebanese national Aa.D., 27; Lebanese national Gh. Sh., 38; Syrian national Z.Aa., 50; and Lebanese national Aa.A.,32.

Aa. K also confessed to having stolen a Toyota van from Kesrouan’s Safra and a Mazda van from Okaibeh, also in Kesrouan.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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