Lebanon News

Police arrest prolific armed robbers

The man admitted he had actually stolen the funds, which he was suppose to deliver to the Customs Department for another man. (The Daily Star/ISF, HO)

BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces announced Monday that two Lebanese men were arrested over suspicion of multiple counts of armed robbery, using fake taxi cars and falsely claiming to be police.

The police released a statement Monday saying it arrested A.T, 47, and Y.S, 33, on Friday for carrying out robberies in which their victims, mostly Syrian workers, were threatened with weapons and forced to hand over all their money.

The thieves used two Kia Rio cars to commit the crimes, and have confessed to the authorities that they robbed more than 30 people --- using a false claim that they were security officers when specifically targeting Syrian workers, the statement added.

The latest victim of the two men’s crimes was a student of Chinese nationality, who was robbed of LL600,000 Tuesday, the statement said.

Upon the request of the special judiciary, the ISF is calling on the victims of the two men to come forward, either by visiting the Baabda police department or calling 05/921115 or 05/922173.





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