Man wanted for 2013 bank heist held

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Crime Investigation Agency has arrested a key suspect who was involved in the March 22, 2013 heist in a private bank branch located on Khayaban-e-Ittehad, DHA.SIU Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Peer Fareed Jaan Sarhandi told The News on Saturday that a team conducted a raid in a Defense Housing Authority on Monday and arrested Sarfaraz Ahmed, son of Nisar Ahmed Yousafzai, who was wanted to police for the bank robbery.He said the suspect had landed a job in Rescue Security, a private security-providing firm, and he talked to his companions about the Soneri Bank branch in 2013. He added that the robbers took away Rs2,195,970, $2,173, 1,190 euros and 595 pounds from the branch.An FIR was lodged under sections 395 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code at Darakhshan Police Station. SSP Sarhandi said Ahmed was associated with notorious bank robbers’ Parachanaar Group, and the weapon the SIU seized from his possession during the raid…

Original published: 2018-05-16 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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