Karachi: Bank heist bid foiled; suspect held, cop hurt
KARACHI: A bank heist was foiled after an encounter in Sohrab Goth police limits in which a suspect was arrested while his four accomplices fled on Thursday. A constable posted at the bank was injured by the suspects. According to SHO Fasi Zaman, five armed men attempted to break into the National Bank’s New Sabzi Mandi Branch on Super Highway at about 11:15 am. A constable posted at the bank challenged them upon which the bandits injured him. However, in the meantime, the mobile vans of Sohrab Goth police station, headed by sub Inspectors Asim and Waheed reached the spot. Upon seeing the police the bandits opened fire and an encounter ensued following which one of the armed men was nabbed while his four accomplices managed to flee on their motorcycle.
The police recovered two TT pistols from the arrested suspect identified as Noor Muhammad. His accomplices were identified as Waqar, Dost Muhammad, Kako and Liaquat.
It may be mentioned here that on October 8 Constable Jamal Deen had foiled a bank heist in Aziz Bhatti police limits.