Updated: 9:43 AM
An Israeli man was found stabbed and tied up in the trunk of his stolen car in the A-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem, according to a Tazpit News Agency report.
The victim, a 60-year-old Israeli man, was kidnapped from Tel Aviv. His assailants were two Arabs, ages 19 and 20 from Jerusalem’s A-Tor neighborhood.
Early Friday morning, a police patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle, thinking it may have been stolen they approached it in their patrol car, at which point the car fled off into the nearby A-Tor neighborhood.
The police chased the car through the A-Tor alleyways.
During the chase, the car hit a few cars parked in an alley and got stuck. The two suspects ran out of the car, and the police caught them.
Hearing cries for help coming from the car, one of the policemen opened the trunk and found the Israeli man inside, tied up and bleeding.
An initial investigation has uncovered that the car belonged to the kidnapped man. The two Arabs had approached the man in Tel Aviv asking for his assistance with food and a place to sleep.
The man let them into his car to help them, and the two proceeded to rob him, in the process, stabbing him multiple times. T
hey drove off in his car, and at some point threw him in the trunk as they continued on to Jerusalem.
The man was taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital emergency room. His wounds are not life threatening.
The police have not yet decided if this was a terrorist attack, or a robbery gone bad.
But how often do car thieves stab and kidnap their victims and try to drive them to Jerusalem in the stolen car?