BEIRUT: Police arrested one person last week for involvement in a murder in Beirut’s southern suburbs, the Internal Security Forces said Wednesday, adding that it was in pursuit of a second suspect.
The body of a 53-year-old man was found on Sept. 2 in his residence in Khandaq al-Ghamiq. The victim's hands and legs tied, and injuries to his head and neck indicated he had been hit with a sharp object and strangled, the ISF said.
Two days later, police in coordination with the Information Branch apprehended a Lebanese man, 22, and a Syrian, 23. The latter knew the victim and had plans to rob him but did not participate in the crime, according to the ISF.
The Lebanese suspect confessed to the murder and the robbery. He said he carried out the crime with the help of a Syrian man. The police are in pursuit of this alleged accomplice.
The ISF also released a picture of the Syrian, asking citizens to contact police if they have information about the suspect.