Driver who robbed Chinese national busted

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The Mauripur investigation police have claimed solving a robbery incident in which a Chinese national was deprived of his valuables, including documents, cash, a laptop and a cell phone, a week ago.The South DIG office said in a statement on Wednesday that Chinese national Gaoxiong Lie had gone to the beach for a walk with the driver of a rented Corolla car in the Sea View area on January 11, 2023.

The investigation officer said the Chinese national then went to the Hawkesbay beach and left his bag in the vehicle. The bag contained Rs100,000, a laptop, a mobile phone, a passport, a visa card and an identity card belonging to the Chinese national. However, the car driver, identified as Qadir Bakhsh, son of Basit, escaped with the bag.The victim lodged an FIR at the Mauripur police station, and the investigation police was ordered to solve the case on a priority basis, said the statement from the DIG office.

The case was registered against an unknown accused under Section 379 of the Pakistan Penal Code.On Tuesday, police raided a house in Khudadad Colony and arrested Qadir, who at the time of his arrest threw the stolen goods into a neighboring house.

The police took the laptop and the cell phone from the house and said the neighbour had nothing to do with the incident.

The police said the Chinese national had come to Pakistan from Thailand 10 days ago. The investigation team, headed by Sub-Inspector Hassan Raza, made the arrest with the help of technology. A mobile phone was seized and the car was impounded. The suspect said he bought the mobile phone with the stolen money and also purchased gold ornaments by withdrawing Rs700,000 through the credit card.