(Sabah Newspaper, 20 March 2013)
No umbrella but still camera-shy.
fırms in various districts of Istanbul and located
the suspects by reviewing security camera video.
The robbers had entered four computer firms ın
Kağıthane and Beşiktaş, using umbrellas to hide
themselves from the security cameras. They stole
four cellphones, two cameras and five tablets, along
with 12 computers, 600 TL and 80,000 TL worth
The police determined the license plate of the taxi
that transported the thieves and arrested taxi driver
Yılmaz T. (38). Suspects Mikail Ali V.(24) and Ercan
T. (19) were taken into custody in their homes but
Rıdvan T. (22) remained at large.
Police teams surveilled the telephone of Rıdvan T. for
34 days and determined that he would give a statement
at court in connection with a case opened against him
in the past. So the teams waited at the courthouse for
Rıdvan T. to show up and when he did he was taken
into custody. Ultimately, Rıdvan T. and his accomplices
were arraigned and sent to Metris Prison.
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Canine Pako foils Karagöz and Hacivat.
Shadow-puppet expert Ö.A., who travels from province
to province in Turkey doing his show about Karagöz and Hacivat
(famous Turkish shadow puppet show), was found to be
engaging in narcotics trafficking, as well. Narcotic police got a tip
that Ö.A. would be bringing dope from the east to the Adana market
and put him under technical and physical surveillance.
In an operation conducted by police the day before yesterday,
Ö.A.'s car was stoped at a check-point along the Tarsus-Adana-
Gaziantep highway. With the aid of sniffer-dog "Pako", police
found 6.5 kilograms of powdered hashish secreted away in various
compartments in the car. Following interrogation at the police station,
Ö.A. was transported to court and then incarcerated.
Shadow-puppet ace shadowed in Adana.