Police detained two residents of the center of the country, suspects that stole money from elderly people.
According to information published by the press service of the police, the criminals acted the same pattern. They tracked down the elderly in the street, followed them to the house. Then they knocked on the door and asked the owners to change the bill 200 shekels to «donate some money to the synagogue.» When the older man took out the wallet, they snatched it and disappeared.
To date, the police know, at least 30 cases of robberies committed by such a scheme.
Police have detained suspects and their arrest was extended until July 6. The investigation is ongoing.