In the same serial-style robbery, thieves hit business after business along the 1 km street. Not finding any money in the cash box of the Pastry Shop (the first place to be hit), the thieves ate pastries and stole a few drinks.
Robberies on this street are common. A ready-to- wear shop has been hit 5 times in 8 years and an internet cafe, twice. Aysegul Tas, who has a dentist surgery on the street has been robbed five times over the period of a year.
When asked to comment on the serial robberies, Muammer Guler, Istanbul’s Governor said, “There are 62 thousand streets, 2 million houses and more than a million independent buildings in the city. It is not possible to place a police or gendarme in front of all of them.”