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Conflict Incident Report

Gang Specialized in Robbing Restaurants, Supermarkets Arrested

Date of incident: 
September 14, 2015
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Lebanese Civilians
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

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.

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