KARACHI: Around half-a-dozen armed men stormed into a private bank branch in Federal B. Area on Wednesday morning and walked off with over Rs850,000 cash and three weapons of private security guards deputed there, police said.

Samanabad SHO Waqar Kaiser said that six gunmen travelling in a car and a motorbike arrived at the United Bank Ltd’s Superhighway branch on Shahrah-i-Pakistan, at around 9.40 am.

They overpowered three armed guards as they did not put up any resistance, snatched two repeaters and one pistol from them, the SHO said, adding that the robbers completed their operation within two minutes as left the premises at 9.42am with Rs857,500 and the three weapons.

He said they came from Water Pump side and fled towards the Sohrab Goth area.

SSP Arif Aziz of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) visited the crime scene. He told Dawn that the bank management did not properly follow the guidelines. Besides, it appeared that the private security guards were not properly trained as they did not put up any resistance despite being armed.

Man shot dead in Korangi

A man was shot dead in Korangi Industrial Area on Wednesday, police said.

They added that Masood Khan, 40, was killed near the Bilawal Chowrangi graveyard by unknown person(s). A police officer said that the murder appeared to be motivated by some personal enmity. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.

Published in Dawn, December 2nd, 2021

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