Turks on jet ski planned island bank heists, say Greek officials

11:56 • 08.09.17



Greek authorities say two Turkish brothers were detained on the eastern Aegean island of Chios for illegally crossing from nearby Turkey on a jet ski had allegedly intended to rob banks on the island.

A coast guard statement on September 7 said scrutiny of the two men’s mobile phones produced “indications” of the alleged heist plans, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

The brothers were detained on a Chios beach on September 5. They allegedly told coast guards that their jet ski had broken down, forcing them to land on the island that a narrow strait separates from Turkey. But the jet ski was found to be working fine, which prompted a closer investigation.

Both were charged with illegally entering Greece and conspiring to commit a crime.

Scores of refugees and migrants reach Chios from Turkey every week.





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