A 40-year-old Mount Gerizim
resident was arrested for allegedly stealing brassieres from a warehouse near Hadera and taking them to the Palestinian Authority.
After a joint Israeli-Palestinian police investigation the stolen goods were located in Nablus.
The Hadera Magistrate's Court remanded the suspect for an additional day, but he is denying the allegation of theft, claiming he only moved the brassieres.
The brassieres, worth hundreds of thousands of shekels, were recently stolen in two burglaries from a large warehouse in a town near Hadera. Following the burglaries an investigation was launched during which the suspect's name was mentioned.
View from Mount Gerizim (Photo: Ziv Reinstein)
A report was sent to the Palestinian police and the suspect was arrested on Monday at a Seam Zone checkpoint.
The investigation revealed that the suspect arrived at the vicinity of Alfei Menashe
in the West Bank
where the goods were loaded onto his vehicle and he moved them to Nablus.
The suspect gave the names of a Jew and an Arab from Nablus whom he claims asked him to move the goods.
In a hearing held Tuesday at the Hadera Magistrate's Court the police asked for the suspect to be remanded for the duration of the investigation.
The suspect's attorney asked for his release under restrictions claiming his client is not dangerous and resides in Israeli controlled Mount Gerizim.
The attorney also asked the court to let his client confront the other suspect to prove he had nothing to do with the theft.
Police are now acting to arrest the other suspects named by the man.
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