Karachi: Three jewellery shops looted in Korangi
KARACHI: Bandits looted cash, jewellery and automobiles worth millions of rupees in several armed hold-ups committed on Tuesday in parts of the city. A gang of at least six dacoits went on a looting spree in Korangi, where they robbed three jewellery shops.
Witnesses said the gang split into pairs and went into the Maria Jewellers, Imran Jewellers and Hamza Jewellers at Madina Bazar at Korangi 2 at around 4.15pm.
They said the intruders held the shopkeepers and the customers at gunpoint, scooped up the gold ornaments and decamped with the booty.
President of the Anjuman-i-Tajiran of Madina Bazar, Shaikh Habib Ahmed, told Dawn that the gold ornaments worth over Rs1.5 million were looted from the three shops.
He said the gang first came to an ice-cream outlet, where they ordered ice-cream. “Then two of them swiftly moved to the three shops, looted the cash and jewellery and fled away,” he added.
The traders’ leader said the bandits were young and well dressed. “Some of them were wearing leather jackets,” he said.
A witness said the dacoits swiftly fled on their motorcycles after their 10-minute looting spree. He said senior police officials and the town nazim also arrived at the spot to sympathise with the robbery victims. He demanded that the authorities provide effective security to the shopkeepers.
In another robbery in the Khwaja Ajmer Nagri police area, unknown burglars took away one kilogram gold and Rs450,000 from a jewellery shop. Zulfiqar Ahmed, owner of Naeem Jewellers, reported to the police that unknown thieves stole gold and cash from his shop in an early morning burglary.
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