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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 17 March 2011)
Based on compaints coming in to the Istanbul Public Security Directorate,
three women have been taken into custody for robbery after they distracted
car drivers. Nuriye Y. (25), Gülizar Ç. (25 and Semra A. (52), all of whom
have long records with the police, and Inanç Ç., who drove the getaway
car, victimized more than ten woman.
The suspects targetted women customers leaving parking lots at shopping
centers and department stores, approaching them with remarks such as
'there's a cat under your car', 'smoke is coming from your car' and 'it seems
that you've got a flat tire.' At the same moment the other suspects would
grab the women's pocket books on the front seat and escape.