Gang Specialized in Robbing Restaurants, Supermarkets Arrestedإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Internal Security Forces announced Monday the arrest of a gang that robbed dozens of restaurants and supermarkets over the past five months.
“Following intensive investigations and surveillance, a patrol from the Mount Lebanon investigations department chased several suspects at dawn today on the highway between Dbaye and Nahr el-Mot,” an ISF statement said.
An exchange of gunfire ensued, which resulted in the injury of two policemen and one of the suspects and the arrest of three other suspects – two Lebanese and a Palestinian, the statement added.
It said the gang had targeted areas such as Dbaye, Bsalim, Jounieh and Amchit, identifying some of the robbed businesses as Black Rock, Couqley, Ichiban, Tabliyit Massaad, Babel, al-Baba Sweets, Ghosn Supermarket, al-Yamama Supermarket, Starford, McDonald's Amchit, Doueihi Sweets Jounieh, Central Park, Sushiholic, Peninsula and Baz Supermarket.
The ISF said the gang had also robbed the Chez Paul restaurant in Gemmayze overnight Sunday.
In addition to cash, “the gang was keen on stealing the DVR devices which store the CCTV footage, although its members were masked all the time,” the ISF noted.
On Thursday, state-run National News Agency said masked gunmen robbed a McDonald's branch in Amchit of 22 million Lebanese pounds and a DVR device.