Haifa man dies of fall from balcony in apparent botched burglary
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Haifa man dies of fall from balcony in apparent botched burglary

Police say it appears man in his 40s broke into apartment and tried to flee when surprised by a resident; fell from third floor

The scene in Haifa where a man died after a fall from a building, apparently during a botched burglary on September 21, 2019 (Police Spokesperson)
The scene in Haifa where a man died after a fall from a building, apparently during a botched burglary on September 21, 2019 (Police Spokesperson)

A man who the police said was attempting to burglarize a home in the northern town of Haifa died after falling from a third floor balcony during an apparent botched robbery, police and medics said.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it responded to a call about a man who fell from a residential building in Haifa. Medics said the man, in his 40s, was found with multiple, severe injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said an initial investigation showed that the man was apparently trying to burglarize one of the apartments in the building.

After being surprised by a resident, the man tried to escape via the balcony, but fell to his death.

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