Georgian gang terrorizes Istanbul with drill bits

Georgian gang terrorizes Istanbul with drill bits

ISTANBUL
Georgian gang terrorizes Istanbul with drill bits

A criminal gang of four Georgian citizens has terrorized an Istanbul neighborhood by tracking down and assaulting victims with drilling bits.

Demirören News Agency reported Dec. 4 that an unidentified businessman was robbed in Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district on Nov. 16 as soon as he left his friend’s car.

The gang had managed to flee the scene with 111,000 Turkish Liras after wounding the businessman with iron drilling bits.

The gang’s second robbery was recorded by security cameras in front of a jeweler in Sultangazi district.

The assailants attacked the jeweler with drilling bits again and fled the scene after an off-duty police officer started firing his pistol.

The police officer managed to detain the robbers, one of whom was identified only as Giorgi. A., at the scene, while another suspect was later apprehended in a raid in the Esenyurt district.

The two Georgian citizens were sent to court for trial.

The investigation to find the remaining suspects is ongoing, according to local reports.

Crime, Istanbul, Georgia