According to police, three suspects would locate heavy equipment and trucks around Israel, and they broke into the vehicles and stole the vehicle computers. The ring, according to the prosecution, has been operating for a long period of time.
An indictment was handed down in the Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court on Monday, as the prosecution is charging them with stealing 12 vehicle computers and dashboards valued at NIS 600,000.
Police suspect the suspects would steal the computers, and then leave a phone number on the vehicle and demand the owner pay for the return of the computer and dashboard.
The indictment filed on Monday after police and border police in the Southern District worked to apprehend the suspects, members of the southern Bedouin community, ranging in age from 20s to 30s, part of a ring that broke into heavy equipment and trucks to steal the vehicle computer and dashboards.
During a stakeout, police succeeded in following the thieves before moving in, then making the arrests and recovering the stolen items. In total, they stole 12 vehicle computers and dashboards, valued at NIS 600,000.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesman Unit)