Guard, two dacoits killed in robbery attempt in Karachi
01 October, 2013
KARACHI: A security guard was shot in a bid to foil a bank robbery, while two alleged robbers also got killed during an encounter with police on Monday.
The police said that at least four armed men, including a woman, opened fire when they were intercepted while entering a private bank situated at Khalid Bin Waleed Road. As a result, a security guard was severely injured, and died on the spot. The armed group, however, left without looting.
SHO Aurangzeb Khattak, who was on patrol in the area, reached the site immediately, and began chasing them. "As we had noted down the car's registration number, we immediately conveyed the message to police control," the SHO explained.
As the message circulated among all police stations, Soldier Bazaar and Jamshed Quarters police stations also began search operations, and when the dacoits reached Soldier Bazar, a fierce fighting began. And during the fire exchange, one robber was killed and a police constable, Azam of Jamshed Quarters police station, got injured. When another robber hurled a hand grenade at the police, it exploded in his hand. He was hence killed, immediately. The injured policeman was taken to Liaquat National Hospital, whereas the bodies of the deceased were shifted to the JPMC, and later to a morgue for identification.
SHO Khattak said two robbers including a woman escaped, while search to trace and arrest them continues. He also claimed to have recovered hand grenades and weapons from the suspects' possession. District East police chief DIG Munir Shaikh appreciated the entire police team, thus announcing Rs 100,000 for the ones who participated in action.