Kidnap Thugs Flee With Businessman In Turkish Carpet

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a pair of thugs sprint through a block of flats carrying a businessman rolled up in a Turkish carpet before bundling him into a van.

The startling scenes were recorded by CCTV cameras at a block of flats in the Mezitli district of Mersin Province in Turkey.

Local media report a gang of thugs broke into the home of a businessman identified as B.K. in reports and kidnapped him by rolling him up in a carpet and carrying him into a van.

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In the video, one of the gang can be seen loitering in the house when a pair of thugs carrying the clearly weighty carpet quickly move past him.

They can be seen working to put the carpet into a white van waiting outside before driving away.

Local media report B.K. was taken to another house in the Troslar district in Mersin province where they kept him tied up.

The gang then kidnapped his business partner and brought him to the same house, before threatening to kill them with shotguns as they were demanding 2.5 million TRY (323,194 GBP), according to reports.

The pair were beaten as they were held captive and B.K. is said to have tried to resist but then had a sheet put over his head.

The victims’ families reported the men as missing to police and an investigation was launched. Cops tracked the gang’s movement using CCTV cameras and officers then raided several addresses.

Three suspects identified as I.K., A.K. and C.K. were arrested while a fourth is still on the run.

The victims are now free but it is unclear if they found by the police or released by their captors.

In the initial raid, the police found the shotgun allegedly used in the kidnapping, the ropes used for tying up the victims, duct tape and the broken glasses of one of the businessman. 

The three suspects were taken to a police station and found guilty. They remain in detention as they await sentencing.

Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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