Turkish woman sleeping in closed store gets trapped with thieves overnight
AA photoA woman who was sleeping in a closed store got trapped with thieves in the middle of the night in the Central Anatolian province of Konya early on Aug. 11.
Habibe Tok, 25, heard sounds from inside the store in Konya’s Meram district when she was sleeping in a room on the store’s third floor at around 4 a.m.
Thinking that the sounds might be coming from thieves, Tok called the owner of the store, who noticed from security cameras that two robbers were inside the store.
The owner then reportedly called Tok and asked her to call the police. She called the police and locked herself in a room as she waited.
The thieves tried to open the door of the room where she was hiding but were unable to do so.
Police arrived at the scene a short while later but had to ask fire department teams for help as they were unable to get inside the store.
Police managed to enter the room where Tok was hiding in via ladders provided by the fire department and carried out searches inside the building.
Upon determining that the thieves entered the building from the roof, police found a pair of gloves and coins that the robbers dropped while trying to escape.
Police also determined that the 10,000 Turkish Liras in the store’s safe was stolen.
A search is ongoing to apprehend the robbers.