A 13-year-old Sudanese boy was arrested this week on suspicion of breaking into the Chabad school in Eilat, as well as into a café in the city center. Property was stolen from both places. Apparently the stolen goods were passed on to his partner in the Sudan, to where he and his family were willingly deported.
At the beginning of the week, two complaints of burglaries were submitted to the police. In the first case, a classroom at the Chabad school was broken into and a projector was stolen. Due to various findings at the site, the police suspected a Sudanese citizen, familiar to them from similar incidents in the city. The suspect was arrested and taken for questioning, during which he confessed to both break-ins. He led police officers to some of the stolen goods and confessed that his accomplices were a 10-year-old Eritrean boy and a Sudanese boy aged 12.5.
The police youth department found that the 12.5 year-old boy was on the way to the airport with his mother for a return flight to the Sudan, possibly taking some of the stolen property with him. But after checks were run at the airport, none of the property was found and the boy and his mother were allowed to return to the Sudan. The 13-year-old is currently under house arrest.
School principal Leah Eisenbach praised the work of the police in Eilat, who had managed to find the burglars so quickly. “The speed at which they worked will surely deter others from doing the same thing,” she said.