Karachi: 3 wounded in gold robbery
KARACHI: Two bystanders, caught in a crossfire, and an alleged bandit were wounded in an exchange of fire between police and four bandits in Liaquatabad following a robbery at a jewellery shop in the same area on Sunday, police said.
They said that four suspects on two motorcycles came to a jewellery shop in the Sarafa Market and two of them went inside the shop while the others kept a watch outside, the police added.
While the suspects were fleeing after robbing the shop, the shopkeeper raised alarm, on which policemen at a nearby post opened fire on the bandits, the police added.
Two passers-by and a bandit were wounded in the firing, the police added.
Liaquatabad division SP Noman Siddiqui said the bandits took away the wounded accomplice on a motorcycle, but the two-wheeler broke down. However, they snatched another motorcycle and fled the scene, the SP said.
He said the abandoned motorcycle was soaked with blood and it was suspected that the wounded suspect might have died because of loss of blood.
The wounded passers-by were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where they were admitted for treatment, the police said.
The jewellery shop owner told the police that they had lost eight tolas of gold in the robbery.
An FIR of the robbery was not registered at the Liaquatabad police station till late in the night.