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Police ask victims of suspected thief to come forward

This picture released by the ISF shows a man arrested for killing a man after a failed robbery attempt. (The Daily Star/ISF, HO)

BEIRUT: Police have appealed for victims of a suspected robber to come forward to press charges Thursday. The suspect is currently being held in police detention, accused of killing a man after a botched robbery last week.

A statement released by the Internal Security Forces said the 32-year-old Lebanese detainee confessed to theft and pick-pocketing a number of citizens, particularly women in the Metn region.

According to the man's confession he would pickpocket women from a motorcycle with the help of an accomplice.

The detainee is also suspected of killing Elie Kfoury on Aug. 16 in Jal al-Dib, after he failed to carry out a robbery in the Metn neighborhood.

The ISF asked victims to contact their nearest police station or call the following number: 01-900391/01-901203/01-900390

 

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