Mazlum is the oldest son of a poor family who have migrated from the east. After the death of his father he begins to look for work as the oldest male of the house, but can’t find iany. He decides to work as a snatch-and-run thief, hiding the fact from his mother. Sahin, who acts as a big brother for the purse-snatchers, had been in jail when a child and came out when still young. Sahin and his friends Eskiya and Behlul decide to teach Mazlum to be a snatch-and-run thief.