Robbers looted Rs90 million from a government bank in Multan’s Shujabad Tehsil. According to the police, six unidentified men entered the bank at 1pm without covering their faces and held the bank employees hostage. The robbers escaped in a car and motorcycle after the robbery.
The robbers also took the closed-circuit television footage of the incident with them, said the police. The area was cordoned off soon after the incident.
The bank did not have strict security and only one security official was placed outside the bank, according to police officials. The police claim that the suspects were members of a banned outfit.
On August 8, the branch manager of a private bank was shot dead by robbers in Karachi’s Tariq Road vicinity.
Abdul Rahim Motiwala, 40, was shot in the head twice after he attempted to stop the four robbers as they left the branch after looting nearly Rs0.65 million rupees in cash, SP Jamshed Town Dr Rizwan said.
Robbers used a red car for their getaway, sources told Geo News. Security guards Muhammad Hanif and Ghulam Rasool were taken into custody by law enforcement agencies for further questioning.