Syrian pickpockets detained after stealing from Palestinians in Istanbul

Syrian pickpockets detained after stealing from Palestinians in Istanbul

ISTANBUL
Syrian pickpockets detained after stealing from Palestinians in Istanbul

Turkish police have detained three Syrian women after they stole the golden bracelets of six Palestinian women on the Istanbul metro. 

Local media reported that the incident happened at the Taksim metro station late Oct. 29 after the Syrian women followed the Palestinians and took away a box they carried.

Passersby who noticed the theft informed the police. Two Syrian women fled the scene, while another one, who is pregnant, was caught.

The suspect, identified as Fatma Suleyman, was detained.

Police also took testimonies of one Palestinian woman, identified as Jamilah Abitrabbul, as well as the Turkish eyewitness Ekrem Cihan.

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Syrians in Turkey, Palestinians, Crime