Police fail to trace robbers despite clear CCTV videos

Published: July 15, 2019
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FILE PHOTO: AFP

FILE PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The crime rate in the metropolis is rising unchecked due to the failure of the police. Robbers looted a general store in broad daylight, stole valuables from a parked car and mugged a citizen in separate incidents. However, despite clear CCTV footage of the incidents, the police seem unable to trace the thieves.

The Express Tribune has acquired CCTV footage to three robberies and theft incidents in Karachi. In one of the videos, robbers can be seen stealing from a car parked on University Road on Thursday. Two suspects riding a motorcycle broke a car window and made away with a laptop, passport and other important goods and documents of a citizen in just a minute’s time. The faces of the suspects are clearly visible. The victim has registered an FIR of the incident at Aziz Bhatti Police Station.

The same day, CCTV cameras also managed to record a street crime in Block 16, Gulistan-e-Johar. A suspect robbed a citizen of his mobile phone and cash. The motorcycle of the robbers broke down, and the video shows them trying to push start it to escape.

In another video, two armed men riding a motorcycle can be seen robbing a general store in Qayyumabad. The thieves stole more than Rs100,000 in cash and mobile cards in a matter of 43 seconds on Saturday after which, they fled the scene.

All three incidents occurred in the East district. The suspects robbed people openly and did not even bother to hide their faces from the CCTV cameras.

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