Lahore: Businessman`s guards kill `robber`
LAHORE: An alleged robber was killed and his accomplice injured in Faisal Town when guards of a businessman opened fire on them, foiling their robbery bid in a broad daylight on Friday.
The Garden Town ASP told Dawn the guards of businessman Safdar alias Tentanwala were on way home after drawing cash from a bank on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road when two motorcyclists intercepted them near Model Town Extension. The guards offered resistance and opened fire on the robbers which was retaliated by the latter.
During the crossfire, the two robbers suffered multiple bullet injuries and one of them died on the spot while the other fled the scene after snatching motorcycle from a citizen. The killed robber was later identified as Afzal of Sialkot.
The ASP said the police took into possession the cell phone of the alleged robber and the motorbike.
The crossfire between the robbers and the guards created panic near Model Town Extension as the windowpanes of two nearby houses also shattered when stray bullets hit them.
The police said Afzal was released recently from Sialkot jail while the injured robber who fled the scene was his son-in-law.
The initial investigation suggested that Afzal had already a criminal record.
The body was sent for autopsy, he said adding further investigation was under way.