Car with child inside stolen from highway gas station, chased to West Bank town
An Israeli woman had her car – along with her toddler – stolen from a gas station in northern Israel on Saturday, before security forces managed to locate her in a nearby Palestinian town in the West Bank.
According to police, Rosh Haayin’s wife informed officers that someone had stolen her car from a gas station on Route 6, near Wadi Ara, with her one-and-a-half-year-old son still in the vehicle.
The Israel Defense Forces erected several roadblocks in the West Bank, near the location of the carjacking, and began searching for the stolen vehicle.
According to the IDF, the car was found “after a few minutes” in Far’un, a Palestinian town south of Tulkarem and adjacent to the security fence separating Israel from the West Bank.
Officials said the toddler was not injured in the incident.
Police said they have opened an investigation into the case. No suspects were immediately arrested.
הגנב נכנס לרכב ונוסע, האב מנסה לרדוף אחריו: התיעוד הדרמטי של גכיבת הממ
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Last August, a Palestinian car thief in the West Bank abandoned an Israeli car after realizing there were two children sitting in the back seats.
Thefts of Israeli cars then taken to areas of the West Bank are commonplace.