KARACHI: Police arrested ‘youngest car thief’ of Karachi from Defence Housing Authority area on Tuesday.
While patrolling, District South police arrested the nine-year-old suspect, Bilal, from Sea View area within the limits of Darakhshan police station. Bilal is suspected of stealing a car from Khayaban e Mujahid, Phase 5.
A video has surfaced in which the boy can be seen opening door of a car in few seconds with extreme dexterity. His partner enters from the door and drives the car away.
The suspect is resident of Machchar Colony. Police pull over the car and when they pointed the gun towards it they found a young boy coming out of it, which left them stunned.
Police have returned the child to his parents, after taking information from his locality and different other means. They checked his previous record. They said he was an impish child, but not a habitual thief. Owner of the car has also pardoned the boy and did not file any complaint against him.
Police officials strictly warned his parents to keep an eye on their children. They said they had decided to return the child for his future.