In an unprecedented economic crisis, people in Lebanon are becoming ever-more skillful at stealing, such as impersonating officers of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) with the aim of robbery.
In Tripoli, two unknown people dressed in security uniforms entered a building while their accomplices waited in a car outside.
The same gang reportedly attempted to rob several homes in the northern Lebanese city already and two similar incidents already took place in Abu Samra-Tripoli within the past months.
Informed of the impersonation and theft attempt, Lebanese authorities were able to seize the car used by the gang but are still working to arrest the robbers.
Last week, two unidentified people posing as security personnel stole a Toyota FJ Cruiser by force, using weapons, near the tunnel at Hamat’s seaside road. It is not clear whether they are the same two people or related to the gang that tried to rob houses in Tripoli.