Jewish security team nab Craigslist car thief

Members of an Orthodox Jewish security force in New York helped catch an alleged car thief by setting up a sting operation.

Valsyl Lazoryshyn is believed to have stolen a car after its owner advertised the vehicle for sale on the website Craigslist.

After being fooled by Mr Lazoryshyn, who drove the car away during a test drive, the owner decided to contact the Shomrim.

The Brooklyn branch of the Jewish security group helped by arranging a second car sale at which he could pose as a prospective buyer.

Once Mr Lazoryshyn arrived police were able to arrest him for the theft.

Last year members of a British Shomrim team helped disarm a man wielding an eight-inch long blade at a Purim party.

Last updated: 2:31pm, January 4 2011