KARACHI - Robbers on Monday looted as many as Rs13.8 million in two separate robberies here on Monday.
According to details, the first incident occurred in Gulistan-e-Jauhar from where at least five armed culprits wore shalwar kameez entered a branch of private bank situated at Block-4, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and managed to escape with the looted amount worth rupees 3.6 million. The robbers also killed one security guard namely Mir Hassan Shah, 50, son of Syed Hanif Shah and injured another security guard, namely Lal Zareen, son of Kamal Shah when the victims tried to offer resistance.
According to police officials, the robbers came on motorcycles and a high-roof. Apparently, the culprits might have also been involved in previous bank robberies in the metropolis while further investigation was underway. He said that the culprits also took away the recording of CCTV cameras installed at the bank and a pistol from the security guard.
Another incident of robbery was occurred in district east where two security guards of a private company robbed the cash van of a private money exchange company at Sharfabad locality within the limits of Ferozabad police station. Police officials said that both the security guards were deployed at the money changer office on security duty. They said that the security guards first held the staff members and a driver presented at the cash van hostage at gunpoint and later called their companions. The security guards later managed to escape with the looted money worth rupees 10.2 million with the help of their companions who arrived there on two motorcycles while further investigation was underway. No case was registered of both the robberies till the filing of this report.
Meanwhile, an alleged bandit was killed while three others arrested in different parts of the city, here on Monday.
Police said that the bandits snatched a motorbike from Hassan Square where police on routine patrolling reached and chased the dacoits when they were trying to flee under the cover of firing.
Police managed to reduce the distance at Dalmia area where bandit received bullet injuries and died on the spot while his accomplice flee during an exchange of fire.
Police said that the deceased was associated with Lyari Arshad Papu gang and involved in several criminal cases.
Meanwhile, Site-A police arrested three dacoits from Site-A area and recovered three TT pistols and two looted trucks fully-loaded with rise from their possession. Police said that the culprits identified as Shafiq, Qasim and Allah Baksh who were involved in target killing, robberies and other criminal cases.