Karachi: Robber killed in encounter
KARACHI: An alleged robber was killed while another escaped following an encounter with police in the SITE area police limits on Monday evening. Station House Officer (SHO) Rao Rafiq said that he along with his team was on a routine patrol when he received information about armed robbers looting people in the same area. The robbers Aslam alias Sharabi and his accomplice were robbing a motorist, Salman, owner of the Goldway Factory, near the SITE Fire Brigade office when the police reached the spot.
The police raised alarm and ordered them to surrender but they opened fire instead, which was retaliated by the police. During the encounter, the police arrested Aslam in an injured condition while the other robber managed to escape under the cover of fire.
Three cell phones, a pistol and a motorcycle were recovered from the possession of the arrested robber, who succumbed to his injuries while being taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The outlaw was wanted in a number of cases of street crime.