Karachi: Bandits use fake suicide jacket to rob jeweller
KARACHI: Four bandits hoaxed a jeweller with a blast threat to rob his shop situated within the precincts of Saddar police station here on Wednesday. According to police, four bandits barged into Chaman Jewellers at Abdullah Haroon Road and held hostage its workers by threatening to detonate a suicide jacket.
Owner Abdul Ghaffar said that they (bandits) held all workers hostage, however, one of them managed to slip out and fire into the air with his licensed pistol to warn the robbers. Thereafter, the bandits managed to flee from the scene without looting anything and leaving their supposed suicide jacket behind. Bomb Disposal Squad was called at the scene who declared that the jacket was fake. Case could not be registered while police declined to confirm the incident because shop owners were reluctant to have an FIR lodged.