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October 27, 2011

Daily Star - Police arrest suspects in robberies, body found in Baalbek, October 27, 2011

BEIRUT: A suspect in an armed robbery was apprehended Wednesday in the area of Maameltein, two hours after allegedly committing the crime, the National News Agency reported.
Jounieh police arrested the man on charges of committing armed robbery according to a statement issued by the Directorate General of Internal Security Forces.
A woman filed a complaint at the Jounieh Police Station early Wednesday morning which said two men robbed her food store at gunpoint in Maameltein, stealing money and prepaid phone cards. The suspects later fled in a black BMW.
About two hours later, police were able to locate the car in Maameltein and arrest its driver after he attempted to escape. The car, which was not registered, contained a pistol that the police confiscated. The victim positively identified the suspect and police are searching for the second suspect.
Separately, a body was found in Baalbek and police arrested several people on charges of theft and armed robbery across the country.
An unidentified body was found outside the village of Taybeh in Baalbek Wednesday. The scarred and tattooed body is believed to be that of a former prison inmate.
According to the forensic expert who examined the body, the cause of death was a drug overdose. Police are are continuing their investigation.
Meanwhile in Sidon, police arrested three men Tuesday suspected of having carried out armed robberies and confiscated a car.
Following up on several complaints, police confiscated a 2003 E320 Mercedes.
Investigations revealed that the car had been previously used to commit thefts in of Mount Lebanon and South Lebanon.

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