By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Eitan Pizem, Director of the Chabad Yeshiva in Israel’s northern Krayot, headed to the Discount Bank this past week to deposit tuition checks.
Accompanied by his nephew, Asher Pizem, the rabbi discovered a security breach.
“We walked into the lobby where there are ATM’s, but the door to the bank itself was buzzing,” he recalled.
“The whole place was lit up and no one was there. We tried to open the door, and it was unlocked.”
The two Lubavitchers rushed to call the emergency number, but the bank representative who answered didn’t sound alarmed.
“I’m not in charge of this,” the man told the good samaritans. “I’ll give you a another number, you should call them.”
The two didn’t waste time and called the police, who arrived immediately, amazed to find the bank open and vulnerable to intruders.
Only after the police took charge of the situation did the bank personell arrive to lock the doors.
A spokesman from Discount Bank confirmed the story and thanked the two for their help.
“Thanks to the awareness of the two citizens, a security guard arrived and locked the door until the problem could be fixed the next morning.”