Robber survives attack after claiming to be carrying a bomb in central Turkey
KIRŞEHİRA man survived an attack from an angry group of store owners after claiming to be carrying a bomb in order to create chaos and commit a robbery in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir on July 15.
The man, identified only as Ahmet K., also set off fireworks in Kırşehir’s Cacabey Market.
“I am carrying a bomb,” shouted the man wearing a private security guard costume as he entered the store and demanded that its owner hand over jewelry.
The store owner and Ahmet K. argued for a while, before the latter set off fireworks after leaving the store.
The owner shouted to alert security officials in the market about the attempted robbery, and other store owners in the area attacked the man, leaving him badly injured. Ambulances were called to the scene to treat Ahmet K., who was taken to the city’s Ahi Evran Hospital unconscious and bleeding.
A number of stores in the market were damaged due to the fireworks.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident and have so far determined that Ahmet K. escaped from a prison in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas.