A Syrian grave robber who burrowed his way under a tombstone in the hope of stealing gold teeth and other valuables was forced out of the hole by police firing teargas.
The youngster, believed to be 16, was found trapped in the large Central Cemetery in the Bagcilar district of Istanbul, Turkey, after digging a hole under the grave.
He had gone in search for valuables such as gold teeth which may have been buried with corpses – when the tunnel of dirt he had cleared collapsed behind him.