Karachi: Bandits loot Rs 1.8 million in bank heist
KARACHI: Unidentified robbers on Tuesday looted around Rs 1.8 million from a private bank in a broad daylight from Orangi Town area on Tuesday. The robbers also killed a security guard and shot injured a policeman stationed inside the bank. According to police, at least half a dozen armed culprits barged into the bank premises at around 12:27am situated in T within the limits of Pirabad police station, adding that his other accomplices were standing outside the bank for cover.
SHO Muhammad Shahid Khan, while Talking to Daily Times, said that the culprits first held hostage the security guard and policeman and also seized their weapons, adding that later they moved to cash counter and also storm room, where they collected Rs1.8 million. He said that after bandits were returning after collecting the cash when the security guard Shumal khan, 36, and police man Asif Jameel 36, stationed inside the bank attempted to stop them, however one of the bandits opened fire on them, thus injuring both the guard and the cop. Culprits also took along their weapons. The injured were rushed to ASH for treatment where doctors pronounced the Shumal and provided treatment to the cop.
Quoting the statement of bank officials, the SHO said bandits were wearing Shalwar Kameez and communicating in Pushtoo with each other. He said that the culprits also looted the valuables and money from the consumers present in the bank. The SHO said police had obtained CCTV footage of the incident. He said that robbers might be belonging to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as it was reported that most of the bank robberies were committed by TTP men. However, no case has been registered till the filling of this report.