KARACHI: Two suspected robbers were killed in a police encounter after they injured a shop keeper during a robbery bid in the metropolis.
According to police, the incident took place at Orangi Town’s Fareed Colony when two robbers tried to loot electronics’ shop owner. However, the owner offered resistance to the robbers, on which the robbers opened fire on him.
As a result, the owner sustained severe bullet injuries. In the meantime, a motorcycle squad of the police intercepted the criminals and killed both of the accused during an exchange of fire.
The police shifted both the bodies to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for performing medico-legal formalities. The injured shopkeeper was also shifted to a hospital for treatment.
Earlier, police registered the first case of 2020, booking two youngsters at Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station of the city over street crime charges.
According to police, two alleged street criminals were arrested by a patrolling team of Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station.
They were identified as Fahad and Nabeel and a case 01/2020 was registered against them over the recovery of an illegal weapon and a snatched motorcycle from their possession. The police also recovered a pistol and three wallets from them.