Deadly robberies: Three alleged dacoits killed in police encounter

Published: March 25, 2014


PESHAWAR / MARDAN: Three people were injured in a Peshawar bank robbery while three alleged robbers were killed on Northern Bypass road on Monday.

Three people including a bank manager and security guard were injured after resisting a bank robbery on Charsadda Road.

Faqirabad police said that three armed robbers entered the Charsadda Road branch of Meezan Bank in the afternoon and took away cash and the computer system, in which the CCTV footage had been recorded.

According to a police official, the armed men shot bank operation manager Abdul Waheed, Imran, who was a customer, and security guard Amir.

The bank’s administration and police did not reveal the exact amount of money stolen but the robbery was estimated at more than a million rupees.

Bashir Dad Khan, a Sheikh Maltoon police official, said they had set up a check post on the Northern Bypass in Mardan district after receiving intelligence that a group of robbers was headed their way. Around 6:40am, the suspects approached from Toru and failed to stop for police checking. Instead, they increased their speed and opened fire at police officials.

The gun battle resulted in the death of all three robbers, whose bodies were taken to Mardan Medical Complex and have yet to be identified.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2014.

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