US suspect still at large over armed robbery attempt in Turkish store

The attempted robbery took place at evening as the store was about to close.

US suspect still at large over armed robbery attempt in Turkish store

The New York Police is after the African American suspect of an attempted armed robbery at the Turkish men's garment store 'Sarar' on the Madison St. in NYC.

The attempted robbery took place at evening as the store was about to close.

According to statements of eye witnesses, the suspect who was wearing an oxygen mask entered the store 15 minutes prior to closing, acting like a customer. He approached the only customer in the store who was looking at pants and pointed his pistol at him, asking for his cash.

"Hands Up" yelled the suspect as the sales personnel tried to intervene.

He pointed his pistol at the cashier and asked for the cash in the registry. When the sales personnel refused to give any cash the suspect started firing shots randomly,and the sales personnel and the customer got down on the floor in terror. The people alarmed by the gun shots called the police. In a matter of minutes the police sirens started sounding the streets.

Eye witnesses say the suspect left the store immediately when he heard the sirens, and got into a car parked outside.

When NYPD arrived, the suspect have already fled the scene, and vanished in the busy New York traffic. Despite all efforts of the police, the suspect is still at large.

Tunc Hepguler, director of Sarar's U.S. branch, says the whole thing was like a scene from a movie. "We are happy, because luckily no body got hurt. We escaped a great danger," says Hepguler.


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