Lebanese Police Arrest Man for Breaking Into House and Stealing $3000

Published August 19th, 2018 - 01:09 GMT
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A suspect was arrested in a restaurant in the town of Khaldeh Thursday on the charge of robbery, a statement from the Internal Security Forces said.

A complaint was filed Tuesday to Aley’s Souk al-Gharb police station by a resident claiming that someone had broken into a house in Bmekkin and stolen a metal safe containing $3,000 dollars in cash as well as gold jewelry valued at approximately $42,000.

The suspect, identified as M.A, a Palestinian national born in 1974, was arrested Thursday with $2,800 and some of the jewelry in his possession. He admitted to having carried out the robbery by himself, using his wife’s car. He had previously been imprisoned for the same charge and had been released in 2017.

The ISF searched his house in the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp Friday and found the stolen safe and the remainder of the gold jewelry, as well as gold liras, 21 watches and precious stones. The statement did not comment on whether the latter items had been stolen. The ISF also discovered a revolver and a rifle, as well as an electric saw that he had used to open the safe, according to the ISF.

Investigations into the suspect are ongoing, the statement said.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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