Top Car Robber, 3 Others Arrested in Brital

One of the most wanted car robbery suspects and three others were arrested in the Bekaa town of Brital, the general-directorate of the Internal Security Forces announced Friday.

It said the ISF arrested the four men during a raid on the house of the most wanted criminal on Thursday. The communique did not identify the suspects but said that the top criminal is a 41-year-old man who has 28 rulings against him.

But Voice of Lebanon radio station (93.3) identified the man as Mohammed Tlais.

The communique said the ISF force came under fire after the operation.

“While the force was leaving the town, unknown assailants opened fire from their machine guns and launched grenades in the air, which forced it to answer back to the source of fire, but no one was hurt,” said the communiqué.

It added that the judiciary launched in investigation into the incident.

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