Karachi: Robbers strike at Korangi market
KARACHI: Gold ornaments and cash worth over Rs6 million were looted from different shops on Tuesday in a looting spree in Korangi by a gang of heavily armed bandits, witnesses and police said.
Shopkeepers at the Al-Mustafa Market in Korangi Industrial Area No 6 said that at least 12 robbers, armed with rifles and pistols, came there on motorbikes at around 1.15pm. They said the gangsters split into three teams, one of them stood guard and the other two looted at least two jewellery shops, three garments shops and a general store.
The area SHO, Inspector Mukhtar Ahmed, told Dawn that the bandits took away 1,200 grams of gold from A-1 Jewellers and 15,00 grams of gold from Rukhsar Jewellers. “They also looted cash and mobile phones from three garments shops and a general store,” he added.
Witnesses said the shopkeepers pulled down their shutters in protest after the looting spree that lasted 10 to 15 minutes. They said the Al-Mustafa Market was situated some yards away from a building where personnel of a law-enforcement agency were lodged.
The witnesses said dacoits were young, most of them in their mid twenties. “Some of them were clad in shalwar-qamees and the others were in shirts and trousers.”
Mohammed Owais, a victim shopkeeper, told Dawn that the dacoits looted Rs15,000 from Zamzama Garments, Rs18,000 from Shafi Garments and Rs21,000 from the garment shop of Mohammed Ijaz.
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