Bnei Brak: 68,000 NIS stolen at gunpoint

Woman withdraws money - only to be robbed at gunpoint as she walks out of the bank.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Israel Police on Wednesday arrested two men suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint in Bnei Brak.

One of the suspects is a 29-year-old resident of Gedera, and the other is a 35-year-old resident of Ashdod.

The victim said she withdrew 68,000 NIS ($19,937) at a local bank. As the victim existed the bank, the suspects pushed her against the wall, cocked a gun, and insisted she hand over the money.

Israel Police officers who arrived at the scene began to search extensively for the suspects, who had already fled. They later succeeded in locating the suspect, and a search of the suspects' vehicle revealed knives, cellular phones, and the stolen money in denominations of 200 NIS.

The money was returned to its owner, and the suspects were taken for interrogation.

They will be brought on Thursday to Tel Aviv's Magistrates Court, where police will request the court extend their arrest.