Karachi: Rs 8.6m looted in 2 robberies
KARACHI: Rs 8.6 million were looted in separate robberies in the violence-tattered metropolis on Thursday despite beefed up security measures in view of the escalating tension.
A group of armed robbers looted around Rs 4.6 million from a moneychanger within the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station.
According to SHO Raja Tariq, a group of four armed men barged into the office of a moneychanger located in Park View Tower at around 09:00am and held all staff and security guards hostage at gunpoint. He said that the looters completed their operation in minutes and managed to flee with Rs 4.6 million. He said that police have received CCTV footages of the money exchange and sketches of apparent Pushtoon robbers are also being made. A case (530/11) has been registered on the complaint of Manager Aqeel Zaidi.
Yet another robbery was reported in the precincts of Jackson police station where three armed men robbed Rs 4 million from the office of a private logistics provider. Naeem, owner of the company while talking to this scribe said that at around 03:15pm, three armed men entered his office and held his four staffers hostage at gunpoint. He said the looters ran away with Rs 4 million. He said the police, who were immediately informed about the said incident, have arrested all culprits and astonishingly recovered only Rs 0.5 million.
Kharadar police claimed that the inhabitants caught two of the three robbers. They said the police had recovered Rs 0.5 million while one of the accomplices, who managed to flee from the scene, ran away with the rest of the amount. Case was not registered till filing of this report.
Meanwhile, Sindh home minister has ordered suspension of SHOs of Aziz Bhatti and Jackson police stations due to their negligence.