Large sum of money stolen amid exchange of gunfire in Istanbul
The incident occurred in Istanbul’s Bahçelievler district at 9:30 a.m. A suspect in a luxury vehicle followed the jewelry courier’s vehicle and neutralized two people in the vehicle with guns, stealing 1,200,000 liras and fleeing the scene in their vehicle.
Police were alarmed following the incident. The suspects were stopped at a police check point on Istanbul’s D-100 highway. However, the four suspects opened fire against police and managed to elude police officers.
The suspects abandoned the vehicle at a store and escaped on foot with the money.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident and are searching for the apprehended suspects.