Bank-robbing couple to be indicted

Couple from Rishon Letzion robbed 12 banks and post offices in central Israel. Police published some of their messages to each other.

Ido ben Porat ,

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An indictment will be filed tomorrow against a couple in their twenties, residents of Rishon Letzion, for serial robberies of bank branches and post offices in central Israel.

The couple is suspected of committing 12 robberies that occurred in recent months at bank branches and post offices in Rishon Letzion, Holon, Be'er Yaakov and Yavneh.

The 26-year-old man was arrested by a policeman after he robbed a bank in Holon. During his interrogation, it was found that he was a serial robber involved in 12 robberies of banks and various post offices.

It was also found that the robber's partner, a 20-year-old woman, "prepared the premises" before every robbery, including by entering the bank's branches, checking the level of security, and filming the branches and forwarding the information to her partner so that he could better prepare for the robberies.

The suspects were in contact with each other through text messaging before and after the robberies, with messages such as "Wish me luck," and "I'm on my way home, ‘Tudo Bom’ [It’s all good]. " Likewise, the female suspect wished her partner before robberies "Good luck, my love,”" and warning words like "cameras."

The suspects connected themselves during the investigation to the acts, and tomorrow, after forming the evidentiary basis against them, an indictment and a request to extend their arrests until the end of the proceedings will be filed.