Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Dacoits start using surgical masks to dodge police in Karachi


KARACHI: The provincial capital, Karachi, witnessed a sharp increase in street crime during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown as mask wearing dacoits are on the loose in the metropolis, ARY News reported.

The government had made wearing face mask mandatory in public places to contain the spread of COVID-19 but the muggers were using it for crimes.

In a CCTV footage, obtained by ARY News, surgical masks wearing dacoits can be seen looting food delivery boy among several people in broad day light in Nazimabad number 3.

In another incident, a woman was deprived of Rs60, 000 cash, mobile and other valuables by mask wearing dacoits in Federal B Area.

Read More: 27 killed, over 832 phones snatched in Karachi during April: CPLC report

Earlier on May 9, the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) had released a report on street crimes committed in April 2020 in Karachi.

According to statistics compiled by the CPLC, overall 2,000 motorcycles had been snatched or stolen, while 832 Karachiites were deprived of their mobile phones by street criminals.

At least 27 people had been killed in Karachi during the outgoing month, whereas, 69 four-wheelers were either snatched or stolen from the city. Moreover, police had recovered 30 two-wheeler vehicles, 26 mobile phones and 2 four-wheelers.



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