Karachi’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) personnel on Saturday announced the arrest of three pickpockets allegedly involved in robbing residents on public transport.
SIU head Haider Raza said that according to information shared by law enforcement agencies, a group of three pickpockets had been operating in different parts of the city for several years and seizing cash, cell phones and other valuables from passengers. They are also suspected of being involved in drug trafficking and robbery.
Pickpockets carry weapons and explosives when committing crimes.
Raza said all SUI teams were directed to order these people through informants and technical assistance.
As directed, SIU CIA Karachi personnel carried out raids based on intelligence and technical information and managed to capture Yousuf Masih, his son Habeel Masih alias Adil from Surjani City and Naseer from New Karachi with explosives and banned weapons.
The case has been registered at the SIU Police Station. The suspects revealed that they had been pickpocketing for years on Bilal, X-23, Khan Coach, N-4 and F-11 buses in Liaquatabad, Shafiq Morr, Lyari and other areas. Yousuf Masih used to steal cell phones from passenger pockets and his son would open them. After unlocking the phone, Yousuf sold it on the open market / Sunday market. Four stolen cell phones were also found on the suspects.