An undercover operation held over the last month-and-a-half saw two suspects in their twenties arrested Thursday. The suspects are accused of participating in multiple robberies carried out by a gang of thieves who would follow soldiers to their homes in order to steal their weapons.
According to police reports, gang members would stake out the Binyamina train station waiting for soldiers coming home on leave with their weapons. They would subsequently follow soldiers to their homes and wait for an opportunity to break in and steal their weapons once left unattended.
Undercover investigators found 4 cases where weapons were stolen from soldiers in Zihron Ya’akov and Binyamina.