Suspected bank robber arrested in Karachi
KARACHI: A “notorious robber” involved in several bank robberies was arrested by the police after an encounter in Liaquatabad on Monday. The Super Market police claimed to have arrested Asif Majeed and seized a pistol with five bullets from him while his two accomplices, Umair and Zubair, escaped.
The suspected bandit has confessed his involvement in the August 23 Soneri Bank robbery in Liaquatabad, police said. He also admitted his role in other bank robberies, including Summit Bank robbery in Gol Market and Meezan Bank in Nazimabad. Majeed had been booked in a number of cases and was on bail since February, police said.
“We are currently investigating and trying to identify him through the CCTV footages of various bank robberies,” Super Market SHO Anzaar Alam said. He said Majeed could be identified in the Soneri Bank robbery footage when he was wearing the security guard uniform. Police have registered two cases (185/13 and 186/13) against the suspect and are conducting raids to arrest his accomplices.