Two security guards killed in suspicious cash van robbery

Over half a dozen armed men on four motorcycles were behind the incident.


Our Correspondent July 23, 2014

KARACHI: Two security guards were killed and another was wounded in a bid to foil the cash van robbery in Rizvia locality on Wednesday.

Police officials said that the incident occurred during an attempt to rob the cash van of the Phoenix security company near Furniture Market, Jahangirabad, within the limits of the Rizvia police station.  Police officials said that over half a dozen armed men on four motorcycles were behind the incident, who began indiscriminate firing at the van after the security guards put up resistance. As a result, three security guards, namely Abdul Malik, 35, son of Yaqoob, Hasnain Rizvi, 30, son of Hussain Rizvi and Hafeezur Rehman, 28, son of Noor Shah Gul were wounded. They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where Malik and Hasnain died.

It was confirmed that the guards were killed over offering resistance in a robbing bid but the police were unable to ascertain how the guards were actually killed since their vehicle was bulletproof.

"Initially, we were informed that the attack occurred when the guards came out of the vehicle after they thought the vehicle had a flat tyre but upon examination of the vehicle it was revealed that the tyres were fine," said SHO Malik Mazhar. "We found empty shells of the guns from inside the van but the bullets did not pierce the body of the vehicle." He also said that there was a possibility that someone on the inside was involved in the incident. No case has been registered so far.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2014.

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