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Charity boxes stolen from Safed cemetery

Police arrest two suspects after city resident sees them cutting charity boxes and stealing their content

Two men in their twenties were arrested Saturday night in the city of Safed on suspicion of cutting charity boxes in the city's cemetery with an electric saw and stealing their content.


Superintendent Avi Maor, commander of the Safed police station, told Ynet that "a city resident who was in the cemetery spotted two local youngsters wandering between the graves, one of them allegedly holding an electric saw.


"At first he thought they were workers who arrived to arrange burial plots for a memorial service and to saw the marble. But as he followed them, he noticed that they were sawing the locks of the charity boxes and taking the money."


The man approached the two men and started arguing with them. The two eventually left the place with the money. The man did not give up and filed a complaint to the Safed police station, providing an accurate description of the suspects.


The police arrested two young men who were involved in robberies in the past. The two will be taken to the Nazareth Magistrates Court for a remand hearing. It is currently unclear how much money was stolen from the charity boxes.


פרסום ראשון: 04.08.07, 10:19
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