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Two Iranians arrested on suspicion of robbing money transfer shops after hypnotizing store operators

Two Iranians arrested on suspicion of robbing money transfer shops after hypnotizing store operators

Lebanese police outside a detention center in Beirut on Aug. 7, 2022 after an escape of detainees. (Credit: Anwar Amro/AFP)

BEIRUT — Two Iranian nationals suspected of stealing from money transfer shops after hypnotizing their operators were arrested by security forces in Saida on Wednesday, a security source told L'Orient Today's correspondent in South Lebanon.

The two suspects are part of a gang composed of at least two others who managed to escape apprehension. The gang members have allegedly been robbing money transfer shops after hypnotizing their owners. In total, they have stolen between $3,000 and $4,000.

Earlier, the state-run National News Agency reported that State Security had arrested one of the two suspects, who allegedly confessed to being part of the gang. 

Additional reporting by Muntasser Abdallah



BEIRUT — Two Iranian nationals suspected of stealing from money transfer shops after hypnotizing their operators were arrested by security forces in Saida on Wednesday, a security source told L'Orient Today's correspondent in South Lebanon.The two suspects are part of a gang composed of at least two others who managed to escape apprehension. The gang members have allegedly been robbing...