Arab suspected of stealing Moshav Arbel synagogue charity boxes arrested

Suspect was employed as a gardener in Moshav Arbel and lives in nearby Tur'an

Michal Levy ,

Thief breaking in (illustrative)
Thief breaking in (illustrative)

An Arab gardener working in Moshav Arbel in the Lower Galilee region was arrested after it was discovered that he had twice broken into the local synagogue and stolen the contents of the charity boxes.

The thefts were first reported to the police one-and-a-half months ago, after the synagogue was broken into and charity boxes containing tens of shekels were stolen.

Police opened an investigation, gathering evidence and collecting testimonies. On Sunday, following a breakthrough in the investigation, the 26-year-old suspect was arrested. He is a resident of the Arab town of Tur’an. He was interrogated and brought to trial in the Tiberias District Court where police requested an extension of his arrest.

“Israel Police will continue to act with resolve even during the battle against the coronavirus epidemic, protecting the public from criminals who threaten personal security and possessions. We make use of a variety of investigative means in order to apprehend criminals and to act as a deterrent to any future criminal attempts,” a police spokesperson stated.