A 47-year-old man was shot dead during an armed robbery at a post office in the northern city of Safed on Tuesday afternoon.
Later police identified the man as Shimon Farjun who was the post office’s deputy director.
Three masked bandits entered the post office and told the cashiers to empty the till. When one of the workers refused, the gunmen shot him in the head.
Police and emergency medical services were called to the scene, but they were unable to resuscitate Farjun.
The suspects immediately fled the scene by car. Eyewitnesses said they spotted a gray Mazda speeding away from the post office. Police set up roadblocks and continued to search for the car and the suspects.
Safed Mayor Yishai Maimon said after arriving at the scene of the murder he could not believe such crimes were possible in Safed. He had instructed the municipality’s psychology and welfare services to help the victim’s family.
Farjun is survived by his wife and two children.