Medical facilities have come under robbers’ radar as a private hospital situated in Joharabad was looted by seven robbers on Thursday, a private media outlet reported.
According to the hospital administration, the culprits broke into the hospital before holding the staff hostage. They also snatched the security guard’s gun and locked him in a room, it was further informed.
The robbers then collected Rs200,000 from the cash drawer and disconnected the closed-circuit television digital video recorder to take with them, it was said.
Police recorded the statement of hospital administration and have started the investigation.
Separately, Sindh Rangers nabbed five accused from Quaidabad who are said to be involved in street crime.
As per a Rangers spokesperson, the group the arrested persons belonged to carried out criminal activities in Korangi and Malir.
Street crime has surged in Karachi as robberies and snatching started taking place in every nook and corner of the city yet again.
Even vehicles belonging to the government were not spared, which were stolen from different areas of the city recently.
However, Anti Car Lifting Cell recently arrested an accused who was involved in stealing government vehicles since 2013 and said he did so because the cars did not have trackers hence were easy targets.