Police officer robs two banks in Istanbul
Çetin Aydın ISTANBULA man who allegedly robbed two banks in Istanbul and was detained by police two hours after the second bank robbery has turned out to be a police officer.
Two banks in two months were robbed in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district by an armed, masked man. In the first robbery in Zekeriyaköy on May 6, the suspect managed to take 40,000 Turkish Liras from the bank but lost some of this money in a forested area while escaping from the police.
The second bank raid took place in Sarıyer’s Tarabya neighborhood, with the armed man managing to get away with 300,000 liras. However, he was captured by police at a house two hours after the incident.
After the capture, the police discovered that the suspect is a serving police officer who works in Sarıyer, and says he committed the robberies in order to pay his debts.
The suspect has been arrested and sent to court.