KARACHI: Thieves took away gold and Rs 0.5 million from a house in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area that was left unattended.
A case was registered by the Liaquatabad police who said that the family living in the house had gone somewhere after securing the house with locks. The house remained unattended for two days and the thieves taking advantage of the situation, dismantled the locks and broke into the house. They stole all the gold and cash kept in the house.
“An acquaintance could be involved,” said the police. A family member also stated that they suspected a relatives’ involvement as they lived on the floor above their own.
According to the family, robberies had increased in the area. “The police register cases but the culprits are never caught,” they informed.
Robberies and street crime in the city have barely been curbed despite the operation that began five years ago. More than 57,706 citizens were deprived of their valuables in 2017.