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Police nab thieves slowed by heavy meal

Men allegedly rob Tel Aviv sandwich shop after feasting -- then can't make a fast enough getaway due to full stomachs

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

A dangerously big sandwich. (photo credit: CC BY-SA knoteuh6, Flickr)
A dangerously big sandwich. (photo credit: CC BY-SA knoteuh6, Flickr)

Two Tel Aviv men who were arrested Saturday night demonstrated why you should never rob on a full stomach.

The alleged thieves, 19 and 22- years-old, dined bounteously at Karnaf, a sandwich shop on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, then reportedly attempted to rob the register.

An employee discovered one man with his hand in the till and tried to stop him, but the thief’s accomplice threatened the worker and the two ran off, Maariv reported on Sunday.

The store manager called the police, who found the two culprits making an attempt to flee the scene. But they evidently could not run fast enough because of their full stomachs.

Police officers arrested the two suspects in possession of a large sum of cash believed to be from the register of the restaurant. Police questioned the men and planned to extend their arrest on Sunday at a Tel Aviv court.

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