In investigating several thefts and robberies in the Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon regions, the Information Division of the ISF was able to identify the mastermind as 32-year-old A.G. who has a history of theft and robbery and “is considered a dangerous person.”
In its statement, the ISF said it had ambushed the criminal in the Zahriyeh neighborhood in Tripoli, and security patrols were able to arrest him and seize a military pistol and around 44 million Lebanese pounds that were in his possession.
During interrogations, he confessed to the robberies in Mount Lebanon, including stealing cables and attempting to rob a warehouse belonging to a fuel company in Amchit.
He also admitted to stealing 5 vans from Tripoli, robbing people at gunpoint or with the force of arms while wearing a military uniform.
His partner, 27-year-old Z.A., who was arrested days later in Abu Samra, Tripoli, confessed to partaking in the thefts.