Peshawar: Bank looted of Rs0.8mn
PESHAWAR: As reported by the Dawn News on Thursday, armed men killed a security guard and looted Rs894,000 from a branch of United Bank Limited (UBL) at a busy commercial and residential area in Hayatabad in broad daylight on Wednesday.
Sources said that an elderly man wearing white clothes entered the bank. He was followed by four other men armed with pistols, they said.
They said that that the men, one of whom was wearing a helmet, came in a Cultus motorcar and on a motorbike.
“As the security guard, Rustam Khan, tried to search them they shot him,” they said and added that the attackers collected money from the counter and ran away.
The security guard, they said, was rushed to Hayatabad Medical Complex but he could not survive mainly due to bleeding from his wounds.
A police official of Hayatabad Police Station said that the incident occurred at 1:33pm and the robbers were clearly visible in the close circuit television cameras (CCTV). He said that investigations were underway and efforts were being made to identity the robbers.
The official said that soon after the incident police were deployed at all the entry and exit points where suspected people and vehicles were regularly checked but so far no one was arrested in this regard.