KARACHI: Street crimes have risen in Karachi soon after the Sindh government settled a score with the former inspector general Sindh Police Syed Kaleem Imam by replacing him.
Every day there are a number of reports of mobile phone snatching and car theft in the megalopolis and Bhittai Colony, Korangi Crossing, area is no exception to this menace. The Sindh Police have failed to curb the recent wave of street crimes as it does not seem to die down any soon.
Two robbers on Friday night raided at three places in Bhittai Colony and snatched five mobile phones from citizens.
In the surveillance footage, the robbers can be seen snatching mobile phones from people in Sector D. They also raided at Asif’s paan shop in Sector E of the area.
A young man, Umar Surani told that they came towards him, while he was sitting outside his house with his mother, to snatch his cell phone but he did not give it to them and instead ran after them. He said they opened fire on him but he escaped unhurt.
“The fire did not hit me but I have got its shell with me,” he said showing the empty shell. “If it would have hit me, I would have become a source of life-long grief for my mother and father,” he added.
Umar Surani has appealed to the Senior Superintendent Police Korangi, Deputy Superintendent Police and Inspector General Police to increase the vigilance in the colony and own the police station of Bhittain Colony.
On March 4, two young robbers snatched mobile phone from a man near Ali Masjid in Metroville, SITE area.