A young girl, Meltem Dal, attacked by a purse snatcher in Beyoğlu yesterday, was rescued by the street children who live at the Kids of Hope (Umut Çocukları) Association, the Star daily reported yesterday. Dal realized her purse was opened and caught the 15-year-old snatcher girl from her arm. However, when the snatcher’s mother appeared suddenly, she started to harass Dal, the daily wrote yesterday. The street children from the association came to rescue Dal as soon as they heard her screaming.
Two street children held the snatcher mother and daughter until police arrived. The kids calmed Dal down. No one but these street children helped her and she owes her life to these kids, said Star.