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Conflict Incident Report

Young man behind car thefts in Sidon arrested

Date of incident: 
June 28, 2018
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Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Lebanese Civilians

The suspected perpetrator of two car thefts in Sidon was arrested and confessed to carrying out both crimes, the ISF said Friday. The thefts occurred Thursday nearly four hours apart in two different regions in the city, a statement from the ISF said. At 9 a.m. the suspect – identified as Lebanese national H.Kh., born in 1998 – allegedly stole a 1988 Honda belonging to I.Kh. in Sidon’s Sarafand area. Later, at 1:30 p.m., H.Kh. claimed he wanted to buy a 2011 Toyota at a car exhibition in the Sidon town of Saksakieh. He took the car for a test drive but did not return it. The ISF said they arrested the suspect in Sidon’s Addousieh just six hours after the first theft. ISF personnel seized the two stolen vehicles, and investigations are ongoing, according to the statement.

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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.