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(Zaman Website and Posta Newspaper, 3 January 2012)
In Adana, suspects who grabbed the cellphone of a young woman while
she was chatting on it in front of a bank were captured five minutes later.
According to information, Ipek Efe (22) was talking on her cellphone in
front of a bank in the Mobılyacılar Sitesi neighborhood of Yüreğir
district when Aziz Ayçiçek (20) and Ferhat Demir (24) approached her
from behind. The suspects grabbed her phone and fled, while Efe, with
the help of citizens in the area, informed police who began a search.
About five minutes later teams from the Public Safety Pickpocket and
Fraud Bureau and the Yüreğir District Secrurity Directorate captured
two individuals fitting the descriptions of the culprits, who then
confessed and surrendered the phone to police.
Both the suspects and the young woman were brought to Köprübaşı
Police Center to give statements. Efe said that 'I was chatting when they
grabbed my phone. I didn't know what was happening. They took it
and left me aghast. I was dumbfounded. I never would have thought that
they would be caught in such a short amount of time.' It was learned
that the suspects have records for various crimes.