Robbers shot and killed two guards during a bank robbery in Multan on Monday.
Six men had forced their way into a private bank near the General Bus Stand and ordered the staff to hand them the money. Two bank guards, Athar and Islamuddin, put up resistance.
The robbers fired at them, killing Athar on the spot. Islamuddin later died at Nishtar Hospital from his injuries.
The robbers then collected the cash and snatched a car from in front of the bank. When a police patrol arrived on the scene, the robbers shot at it and drove away. Police were unable to stop them.
Later, the vehicle was found abandoned in a street.
Police said they found blood stains in the vehicle, indicating some of the robbers might have been injured in the exchange of fire with police.
However, police were unable to arrest any of them.
RPO Amjad Javed Salami said an investigation had been ordered into the robbery.
“We have the CCTV footage from the bank. It is being analysed to identify the criminals who robbed the bank,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2014.
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