A merchant in New Sabzi Mandi was robbed at gunpoint of Rs1.5 million on Monday as he walked outside the bank with the payment.
The culprits robbed the victim of Rs1,500,000 after brandishing a gun at him as he exited the bank and fled with the stolen money.
The market committee official of New Sabzi Mandi reported the crime to police, who confirmed the perpetrators fled the area shortly after the heist.
According to the information, the police have filed a case against unknown individuals based on the victim’s allegation, but there has been no progress in determining their names or whereabouts.
Earlier, the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) issued a report on street crimes perpetrated in Karachi during the first nine months of 2021.
According to the CPLC records, as many as 369 individuals died while fighting robbery bids and other events, while many more were injured.
Only 2,191 motorbikes were recovered during the first nine months of 2021, out of 38,637 snatched or stolen.
According to the CPLC data, 1,482 cars were stolen over the same time period, with 366 recovered.
During this time, individuals were denied access to 18,781 smartphones. 1,370 cellphones retrieved.
Not only were regular people robbed of their belongings in Karachi’s streets, but police officers and other officials were also targeted.