Karachi: Rs1m looted in third bank heist this month
KARACHI: Seven armed men on Tuesday robbed Rs1 million from a bank on University Road on Tuesday. It was the second bank heist in as many days and third this month. “On Tuesday afternoon, seven men overpowered the guard standing outside the bank and snatched his weapon,” said the station house officer of the New Town police station, InaamJunejo. “They subsequently barged into the bank and, after holding the staff hostage, looted money from the cash counter and the storm room.” The accused then fled in a car and on two motorcycles. A police van later arrived and cordoned off the crime scene. Fingerprint and forensic experts were also present to collect evidence.
Police have obtained the CCTV recordings of the Bank Al–Habib branch and are developing sketches of the suspects.
Investigators believe that the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) might be behind the latest wave of bank heists to raise funds for their terrorist activities.
On Monday, three men had taken away Rs2 million from a branch of the United Bank Limited in the Baba-e-Khyber area in the SITE-A police remit. The robbers are still at large.