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Cabbie Murdered in Attempt to Stop Robbery of His Passengers

A taxi driver was shot to death by masked bandits yesterday when he attempted to prevent the robbery of gold chains two of his passengers were delivering to a jewelry workshop in south Tel Aviv. The victim was identified as Yaacov Zvilli.

According to police, the killers got away with 15 kilos of gold which were being delivered from a workshop in Ashdod to another workshop on the ninth floor of a building in south Tel Aviv. The two men making the delivery were ambushed as they entered the elevator on the ground floor by masked men armed with a Uzi submachinegun and a pistol.