Numerous burglaries were reported in Jerusalem's Ramat Eshkol neighborhood in recent weeks, especially during Shabbat. Chutznik reports last week a 70-year-old man was threatened by masked criminals with a crowbar while walking to synagogue at dawn.
Israel Community Watch's Eli Weiss requested the Israel Dog Unit patrol the neighborhood this Shabbat. Ten Israel Dog Unit (IDU) volunteers were quartered in the neighborhood with 6 dogs and patrolled the neighborhood Friday night and Shabbat day. No burglaries were reported this Shabbat in Ramat Eshkol.
I.D.U.'s Mike Ben Yaakov Eli Weiss of ICW told Chutznik they intend to continue cooperation in the future. They plan to deploy the Dog Unit on the Mount of Olives, which for years has been plagued by Muslim violence, vandalism, and criminal activities against graves and visitors.
The Dog Unit is expected to be deployed in Ramat Eshkol next week as well. Israel Community Watch urges anyone affected by the crimes there to file a police report and notify ICW at 051-516-6723.