Police have launched a man hunt for a security guard who reportedly stole 4.3 million GBP during a cash-in-transit robbery at the bank where he worked.
According to local media, the bank worker stole 4,795,000 EUR (4.3 million GBP) while transferring money bags on Karatas Street in the district of Yuregir in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
The suspect, identified as Burak E., was with colleagues carrying two money bags when he suddenly ran to a nearby waiting car with one of them.
According to local media, the other security guards ran after their rogue colleague, but were unable to stop him fleeing in the getaway vehicle with the bag containing 4.3 million GBP.
Following a preliminary investigation, four suspects have reportedly been identified and arrested by the police.
However, Burak E. is not among those detained and reports said that he is presently on the run with a police manhunt now underway.
Security company spokesman Hasan Ali Sen told local media: “Police teams are currently handling the case. The suspect has worked with our company since 2013.
“If he had shown suspicious behaviour before, we would have taken the necessary measures. This money belonged to other banks.”
The investigation continues.
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