A policeman was arrested in Lebanon after security cameras caught him stealing a car in the Bekaa Valley.

The officer, who was identified by his initials A.A., serves at a police station in a village on the western side of Baalbek, according to a statement issued by the Internal Security Forces and published by the National News Agency in Lebanon.

The statement said the police officer was stealing cars in the area before selling them to brokers and car dealers on the eastern side of the city.

The city is known to be a safe haven for car-theft gangs and drug dealers, as well as networks that kidnap people in return for ransom despite various security plans and continued ISF attempts to impose order.

The officer-turned-thief will be investigated as the police look for additional information about car theft networks in the area.

This story originally appeared in Arabic at yallafeed.com .