Photo: Ramla police
No money
Photo: Ramla police
Photo: Shalom Bar Tal
Hash browns
Photo: Shalom Bar Tal
And French fries too! Enjoy

Versace robbery: Potatoes instead of NIS 60,000

Burglars carefully plan every move, but in moment of truth mess up, take sack of potatoes instead of store's money

Oops. Two burglars are now sitting at home, frustrated and confused at how the robbery they planned so well could have gone wrong and instead of a large sum of money; they were left with a bag of potatoes.


The thieves carefully planned their steps: They followed the prestigious Versace store owner around, studies his every move and knew when he would arrive at his home with the chain's money.


On Saturday, once the thieves had concluded that they had enough information, they decided to execute their plan.


Around 12 a.m., they followed their victim all the way to his doorstep in Petah Tikvah. When he got out of his car, they ambushed him, hitting him and knocking him down.


The bags that he was holding had fallen to the ground as well, and the burglars immediately grabbed one of the bags that was quiet heavy, convinced that this bag contained the money.


The two then fled the scene, leaving the injured victim behind.


'At least they can east a lot of French fries'

Unfortunately for the thieves, when they arrived at their hiding place and opened the bag of 'money', they were surprised to discover that the bag only contained potatoes, and that the bag of money had remained with the store owner.


In the meantime, the victim alerted the police and reported that only one of the burglars had his face covered, and that he couldn’t really see the other burglar's face. The chain owner was mildly wounded in the attack and sent for medical care.


The Petah Tikvah Police Commander Superintendent Moti Lefdman said that, following the robbery, the police have begun scanning the area in an attempt to catch the suspects, but so far no suspects were apprehended.


"They may not have the 60 thousand shekels, but at least they can eat a lot of French fries today," the Petah Tikvah police joked.


פרסום ראשון: 12.24.06, 12:56
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