Incidents of looting by bragging into shops as well as snatching motorcycles from citizens opened up the fortress of the claims of the top police officers. Street criminals are depriving citizens and shopkeepers of cash, mobile phones and other valuables including motorbikes by committing acts whenever and wherever they want.
On Saturday morning, footage of a robbery inside a shop in North Nazimabad Block B Khandu Goth has come to light, in which it can be seen that an accused on a motorcycle shalwar kameez, wearing sunglasses, red cap and headscarf, enters the shop and takes money out of his pocket, pretending to buy goods, and examines the shop.
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Meanwhile his accomplice from behind who is wearing a p-cap with a mask on his face also enters the shop who is seen wearing a pant shirt, pulls out a weapon and takes the shopkeeper hostage while his other accomplice after opening the drawer, started putting the cash in the shopper with which they managed to escape. In the footage, the armed robber also took out a drink from the fridge and fled with his accomplice. Two female customers were also present during the robbery in the shop and they also appeared scared after seeing the entire situation. As soon as the robbers left the shop, the shopkeeper also went out in pursuit of them.
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The robbers involved in this incident opened fire when they saw the shopekeeper chasing them in the street, as a result of which another citizen, 50-year-old Maqsood Haider, who was sitting at the adjacent grocery store, lost his life after being shot in the chest.
During this year in the city, 116 citizens were killed and dozens of people were injured due to the firing by robbers on resistance during the robbery, while in the meetings held regarding law and order in CPO and KPO, the subordinate officers presented a report to the senior police officers that everything was fine.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th2023.