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Woman held for robberies in Defence, Clifton

Updated December 07, 2017

KARACHI: Defence police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a woman allegedly involved in more than two dozen robberies at automated teller machines (ATMs) in various city areas.

According to Clifton SP Dr Asad Malhi, the woman, held with her two accomplices, looted a citizen outside an ATM in Defence Housing Authority. A police party arrived there and arrested Ms Chanda, alias Aman, and seized a pistol from her.

Her two accomplices, Zeeshan and Wasim, fled.

During initial probe, the held suspect “confessed” to her involvement in over 30 robberies committed outside ATMs in the Defence, Clifton, Nursery and Tariq Road areas.

The detained suspect, a resident of Shah Faisal Colony, accompanied her accomplices on a motorbike from Baldia and committed robberies.

Since the woman rode pillion, the police did not check the motorbike, said the Clifton SP.

After committing the crime, Chanda dropped her accomplices riding the motorbike at their homes in Baldia and returned to her home in Shah Faisal Colony by bus.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2017