Istanbul residents on streets to keep guard against robbers
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoResidents of Istanbul’s Eyüp district are keeping guard against rising theft in their neighborhood, hoping to stop the criminals before being robbed.
The rising number of robberies in the last month has triggered the locals in the Karadolap neighborhood to keep a close watch on their streets. They have been waiting on the corners and patrolling the premises with sticks, knives, and machetes throughout the night to intimidate potential robbers.
The locals have complained about the insufficient street lighting, urging officials to take necessary measures against theft in the area.
Police were dispatched to the neighborhood late Aug. 27 to record the complaints of the locals who are determined to keep guard until the morning.