- Six gunmen robbed a private bank in Shadman Town area of Karachi.
- SSP Junaid Shaikh says the robbers ran away with Rs 8.7 million in cash.
- Sindh Interior Minister took cognizance, sought report from Additional IG.
KARACHI: Several armed robbers robbed a private bank in Shadman Town area of Karachi on Wednesday and made off with more than Rs 80 lakh.
Initially, police said that four gunmen carried out the robbery, however, SIU Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Junaid Shaikh later confirmed that six robbers – who came on three motorcycles – made away with Rs 8.7 million because The security guard did not do this. There was a lot of resistance.
The robbers assaulted the bank security guard and managed to escape with the security guard’s weapon.
“There is a CCTV camera outside the bank […] “We are trying to get CCTV footage to trace the escape route of the robbers,” Shaikh said.
The police officer said, “If necessary, bank employees will also be made a part of the investigation.” He said that the robbers had kept the weapon snatched from the security guard near the bank.
Meanwhile, a large contingent of police along with Sindh’s acting interior minister Brigadier (retd) Haris Nawaz reached the spot and reprimanded the officials over the lack of police patrolling in the area.
The minister has directed the Additional IG to submit a report on the incident with details related to the resistance put up by the security guards of the bank.
The metropolitan city has witnessed a significant rise in crime and the number of people killed by robbers in the city this year has reached 104 in the first nine months of 2023. news Reported earlier this month.
Nearly 60,000 road crime incidents have been recorded in the city this year, according to the Citizen-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), whose data shows that 59,511 such incidents have occurred between January and August 2023.