Citizens on Saturday caught two suspected muggers who used to loot people in disguise of food delivery boys in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Jamal area.
According to police officials, residents nabbed the suspected snatchers as they were trying to flee after depriving a citizen of his valuables in the area.
“They were beaten up by the enraged mob and later handed over to police,” they said, adding that two pistols, a motorcycle, and a mobile phone were recovered from their possession.
A #foodpanda employee has been arrested for committing a #streetcrime. During the incident in Gulshan-e-Jamal, Karachi, one accused was caught by the residents of the area with food panda uniform and bag and the other escaped.@foodpanda_pk @PoliceMediaCell pic.twitter.com/mNrUAcjKbj— M. Afzal Dogar (@GeoDogar) May 1, 2021
The suspects have been identified as Syed Tehseen Ud Din and Khuda Dino. Police said they used to commit robberies in the guise of food delivery boys in order to dodge law-enforcing authorities during snap checking.
This is not the first incident in Karachi where muggers have been spotted disguising as food delivery boys to evade arrest and commit street crime acts.
In one such incident recently, street criminals in the garb of online food delivery riders looted a citizen sitting in his car in Karachi’s Gulzar-e-Hijri neighbourhood.
In the footage, the criminals can be seen roaming the street in the garb of delivery riders and noticed a white car stopped outside a house.
The suspected criminals immediately turned their motorcycle towards the car and later one of the men took out a weapon. The armed man was also wearing the bag of an online food delivery service.
At first, the citizen tried to resist the armed robber from inside his car, however, the criminal grabbed cash, mobile phone and other valuables from him and flee from the scene.