Loot and run: This time around, it's not a bank but a gold shop

Bullion gold worth Rs6.5 million robbed, police yet to ascertain losses .


Our Correspondent October 07, 2013
The police have also registered an FIR on the complaint of the shop owner and initiated further investigations. PHOTO: EXPRESS/MOHAMMAD AZEMM

KARACHI: Gold worth millions of rupees was stolen from a jewellery shop at Old City in Karachi on Sunday night.

The owner of Raheel Jewellers, Qasim, learnt about the robbery as soon as he reached the shop on Monday morning. There are around 100 gold shops in the Sarafar market in Ranchore Lines, one of which is Raheel Jewellers. According to the shop owner and the market union president, gold worth around Rs6.5 million was stolen.

The owner and other shopkeepers in the market staged a protest against the theft and demanded the arrest of the unidentified thieves and immediate recovery of the gold. The police have also registered an FIR on the complaint of the shop owner and initiated further investigations.



DSP Mushtaq Tanoli told The Express Tribune that thieves entered the shop by cutting the shutter.

Talking about the claims made by the owner and the market's president, the officer said that it has yet to be ascertained whether the stolen gold was worth Rs6.5 million or less than that. None of the suspects including the market's watchmen have been apprehended by the police.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2013.

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