Dacoits loot Karachi bank in broad daylight

By: News Desk      Published: 02:39 PM, 17 Mar, 2021
Dacoits loot Karachi bank in broad daylight

Two dacoits committed a bank dacoity in broad daylight Karachi on Wednesday and escaped from the scene while firing in the air, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The dacoits looted one million rupees from the bank and came out of the building with their guns blazing, snatched a motorcycle of a passerby leaving their own bike behind and made their good escape from the scene.

However, the police high-ups claimed that they had a brief encounter with the dacoits but still they managed to flee.

The dacoity took place at a private bank situated bear Dou-Minute Chowrangi in the New Karachi area.

A mobile phone video of the dacoits fleeing the scene showed that one of them was holding a repeater and the other a pistol.

SSP Central Murtaza Tabassum said the evidence they had collected so far reflected that this gang was a new one.

Two security guards were reportedly injured after the dacoits opened fire at them, the police said. 

According to witnesses, suspects got off their motorcycles and broke into the bank. Immediately after they entered, they opened fire and held the people inside the bank hostage,” a man said. 

The perpetrators were clad in shalwar kameez and had covered their faces with masks. They took over Rs1 million from the bank, the police said. 

The injured guards, identified as Khayal Khan and Sher Ali, were immediately moved to a hospital where doctors have declared them to be out of danger.

Reporter Daniyal Syed