Karachi: Dacoits loot over Rs15m, injure security guard
KARACHI: A group of armed men looted over Rs15 million and injured a security guard on his resistance in the Yousuf Plaza police limits on Monday. The armed men riding a motorcycle and in a Honda Civic car intercepted a Phoenix Security Company vehicle just outside the Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB) situated near the Water Pump Chowrangi in the Yousuf Plaza police jurisdiction at about 4.30 p.m.
The armed men, at gunpoint, snatched a bag of money and were escaping, when constable Mazhar Abbas tried to resist. As a result, one of the armed men opened fire and injured him. After hearing the gunshots, the other security guards opened fire due to which two bandits were hit.
However, they managed to escape along with the booty Rs15,500,000. Bank Manager Zahid told the police that while transferring the money the armed men robbed them. The police registered a case and investigation is in progress.
The police further said that they have also recovered a TT pistol and a motorcycle following the encounter, which was stolen from Gulberg Town. They added that police have been told to watch that the injured dacoits were not able to get treatment from any of the city hospitals.