A 13-year-old from Lod was charged today (Thursday) with attempted robbery and assault after he tried to steal a female soldier’s weapon at a train station. He waited until she turned away and then attacked her in order to take her gun.







Soldier attacked by 13 year-old at train station

Soldier attacked by 13 year-old at train station Photo Credit: Government Press Office/Channel 2 News

A 13-year-old boy from Lod reportedly attempted to steal an M-16 from a female soldier at the local train station. The young boy was charged today (Thursday) with attempted robbery and assault causing serious bodily injury.

The interrogation of the suspect revealed that he waited near the train station in the center of Lod and watched the soldier from afar. As soon as he noticed that she wasn’t paying attention, he kicked her, threw her to the ground and tried to take her weapon.

After relentlessly struggling to get the gun, the young boy fled the scene. He was quickly caught by two civilians in the vicinity of the scene who neutralized him until the police arrived and arrested him.