BEIRUT: The discovery of a municipal safe in the home of a Syrian national and a rash of car thefts topped Friday’s police reports.
In Baalbek, a unit from the Internal Security Forces raided the house of Syrian Khaled Dora, who works in the municipal building of the village of Al-Khodr; in his home they found the safe of the municipality open, with only LL3 million left in it out of LL20 million.
Dorra allegedly stole LL17 million and was on the run, police sources said. A manhunt was launched to determine his whereabouts.
Police apprehended three people suspected of stealing over 10 vehicles in south Lebanon and Beirut’s southern suburbs, the ISF said Friday.
After receiving information about a black Honda Accord suspected of being stolen and parked near a restaurant in Nabatieh, police arrested three people, between the ages of 18 and 32, who were in the vehicle.
Investigations revealed that they stole the vehicle in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, and 10 other cars in Nabatieh and Beirut’s southern suburbs.
They allegedly sold the vehicles to spare parts dealers, and police were able to return two of the vehicles to their owners.
Two other incidents of car theft were reported in the Bekaa Valley, in the village of Jlala and the town of Chtaura.
In the Nabatieh village of Dweir, police arrested a man identified as Ibrahim A.D., for alleged possessing $4,500 in counterfeit banknotes.