Peshawar: Two car thieves held
PESHAWAR: City Police arrested two car thieves here on Friday. Investigation Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ghulam Mohammad told reporters that Zulfiqar, son of Fazl Rabi, was trying to unlock a Suzuki Alto in the Qissa Khawni area using a master key when the car’s owner arrived at the scene and informed the police.
He said the police arrested Zulfiqar and, upon getting information from him, raided a house in the Shaikh Maltoon Town, Mardan, also arresting his accomplice who is a schoolteacher.
He said the police also recovered Rs 450,000 and spare car parts from the house. The arrested men told police that they had stolen 15 vehicles from Peshawar and, after tampering with the vehicles’ chassis and engine numbers, had sold them in Punjab.
The SSP said Zulifqar had previously been imprisoned in Adiala Jail on charges of car theft.
Meanwhile, police also arrested two people accused of robbing a local newspaper’s photographer. The recovered the photographer’s motorcycle from the accused, but the rest of his valuables including a camera and two mobile phones could not be found.