Turkish couple arrested for theft

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A Turkish couple was arrested for allegedly using a quick-change scam to rob a fellow countryman of $800.

Kanil Isik, 46, complained to police that he’d been approached by a Turkish couple outside a currency-exchange booth on Second Road near Mike Shopping Mall Dec. 14.

For unexplained reasons, Isik had handed the couple cash, which he thought they’d returned in full. Only later did he notice it was missing US$800.

Police were able to track down the suspects – Isa Atsan, 57, and Melaken Parsa, age unknown – and arrested them on theft charges.

(Seated) Isa Atsan and Melaken Parsa have been arrested for grifting their countryman out of US$800.(Seated) Isa Atsan and Melaken Parsa have been arrested for grifting their countryman out of US$800.