Police recently arrested two Palestinians from the Hebron area for breaking into a U.S. embassy warehouse in Jerusalem and stealing property last month, the Israel Police said.
The suspects, both men in their 20s from the town of Tarqumiyah, worked at a construction site near the embassy in the capital’s upscale Arnona neighborhood.
According to the police, the pair took advantage of their work permit in Israel to steal “maintenance property” during a “series of break-ins.”
The burglars were eventually apprehended and taken in for questioning, a spokesperson said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.
Their initial pre-trial detention was set to expire on Thursday.