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The Tel Aviv District Police arrested eight members of two gangs suspected of engineering and carrying out high-tech burglaries of several businesses in central Israel, it was released for publication Wednesday.

According to the police, the gang members used special welding equipment to break into businesses' safes and instruments used to jam cellular phones to neutralize alarms around the safes.

The suspects were arrested two weeks ago, and allegedly caused damages totaling millions of shekels.

Over the past few months, police have received many complaints of thefts from business safes, including jewelry stores.

An investigation launched into the burglaries located two gangs that had cooperated in the operations.

One of the gang members was caught breaking into a Dr. Gav orthopedic equipment factory, where equipment worth NIS 250,000 had been stolen.

One of the people arrested, Paul Rozenzwieg, is allegedly the leader of one of the gangs and is well known to the police for other burglaries.