Karachi: 3 robbers arrested
KARACHI: The Soldier Bazaar police arrested three dacoits from the Garden East area on Thursday. According to SHO Ali Raza Kazmi, five young men on two motorbikes reached Ali Jan General Store, shop # 14, Shumail Terrace in Garden East. Three of the men stayed outside on each bike, with the ignition on, while two went inside the shop. They robbed the shopkeeper of Rs2500 at gunpoint, along with two cell phones. As the two culprits came out of the shop, the police, on a round of snap checking came by and heard the victim shouting. The criminals in the meantime got on their motorcycles and started speeding away. However at the turning of Lakhpati Hall, near Nishtar Road, they were caught by the police, and three were arrested while the other two (names withheld by police) managed to flee.
The three arrested are, Mohammad Jawed, Furqan Haider, and Irfan.
Two cell phones, cash, and two motorcycles were retrieved from them. It was later discovered that the motorcycles were also stolen, one from the jurisdiction of the Risala Station and the other from the Brigade police jurisdiction.
In both police stations, FIRs had already been lodged against the stealing of the bikes. The culprits had also changed the number plates. Two TT pistols were also recovered from their person.
FIRs have been lodged at the Soldier Bazaar police station (No. 338/8 under section 395PPC).