Three Georgians, Vakhtang Purtseladze, Merab Lashkareishvili and Vakhtang Iremadze, charged with burglary will be tried at the Tbilisi City Court today. The defendants may face ten year sentences. - "Rustavi2"
Currently, only one defendant, Vakhtang Iremadze has pleaded guilty. The police are still searching for three other suspects.
The burglars, detained by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Georgia, were charged with the robbery, which occurred in Turkey`s city of Ordu on March 9. The Turkish media reported details of the theft of large amount of gold from one of the trade centers of the city, calling it the `robbery of century`.
Robbers dug an 8 meter-long tunnel from a nearby building to the jewelry depository of the trade centre and took away 6 kilograms of gold. The security system failed, but the remains of the cigarette, which as experts said was made in Georgia, hinted the investigation, think that the robbers were Georgians.