Equipped men stormed into a private bank in the Defence area on Friday and walked off with Rs3.5 million in this season’s fifth bank heist.
Police said that six thieves came to the Habib Metropolitan Bank’s branch in Khayaban-i-Seher at about 11am. overpowered a bank guard outside the branch, snatched his repeater gun, while the remaining four entered the premises and held the staff and customers at gunpoint.
They gathered money from cash counters and also went to the strong room to get more money. The thieves took nearly 10 min to finish their instant function.
However, they left behind one of the motorcycles they had used to reach the bank and also threw the repeater gun they had snatched from the bank guard, the police said, adding that they snatched a motorcycle from outside the bank for escape.
“We are analyzing the motorbike which seems to have been either thieved or seized,” said law enforcement.
The bandits did not take away the dvr and the cops got a opportunity to analyze the CCTV fotage.
The cops said that one of the thieves had been seen in the CCTV fotage of some previous bank heists.
A case (FIR 98/2013) was sanctioned at the Gizri police position against unidentified individuals on a issue of the bank manager, Mazhar Abbas.
This was the second bank heist in Defense, as on Feb 22 bandits took away Rs2.5 million from a Soneri Bank division in DHA within the remit of the Darakhshan cops position. Both heists took position on a Friday.