Karachi June 21 (TNS): In an unusual episode, a thief surreptitiously sneaked into a mosque in Block-7 in Gulshan-e- Iqbal late on Tuesday and deprived seven Itikaf-sitting worshipers of cash and cell phones.
In the CCTV footage, the man wearing white shalwar-kameez and hanging a black coloured bag can be seen entering the mosque and peeking at the sleeping worshipers before stealing their cell phones and wallets. The looted worshipers, who were napping on the ground floor of the mosque, were bamboozled by the sneaky trick employed by the thief.
The thief can be seen leaving the mosque after putting all the booty in his bag. The police have obtained the CCTV image of the thief and started investigation.
Meanwhile, a superstore was also looted in the Malir area by unidentified mask-wearing robbers, who made away with thousands of rupees after holding the staffers and salesmen of the holding hostage at gunpoint.
Street crimes and looting have spiked in Karachi with Eid fasting approaching and the muggers are not letting any opportunity go to collect the treasure to “celebrate their Eid ostentatiously”.