Karachi: Rs 8m stolen from security firm staff
KARACHI: Armed men looted Thursday eight million rupees from a private security firm’s staff while they were on their way to deposit the money into a bank within the limits of the Shershah police station.
A group of four bandits on two motorcycles stopped the security firm’s vehicle at 11:00 a.m. outside the bank, situated on Mira Naka Road, said policeman Mohammad Zahid. The criminals overpowered the security guards, and snatched a bag filled with around eight million rupees from the cashier.
Quoting one of the security guard, Waris, the policeman said that Waris tried to resist the bandits and opened fire on them while they were fleeing. The robbers fired back and Waris was injured.
Waris said that they were going to deposit the money. “We had three bags and, fortunately, two bags were spared,” said Waris. “Nearly Rs 30.5 million were in the other two bags.”
FIR 38/2008 has been lodged against unknown persons on behalf of Waris.
It may be mentioned that, including yesterday’s incident, there have been three major robberies within the past 10 days. On February 25, a security guard of a private company, along with three associates, stole nearly nine million rupees from an international bank within the jurisdiction of the Aziz Bhatti police station. And on March 5, armed bandits looted Rs 4.4 million from a bank within the limits of the Defence police station.
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