The latest news that made us happy today was how two robbers in Karachi decided not to rob their target – a delivery boy – in what appeared to be a change of heart regarding his valuables, according to a current CCTV footage making rounds online.
In the clip, the delivery boy of a famous delivery service can be seen being mugged by two men on a bike in the street of the city.
The footage displayed the delivery man returning to his bike after performing a successful delivery.
When he reaches his motorcycle, he realizes he may be in trouble.
He gets held at gunpoint by the dacoits who took away his cash, phone, and other valuables.
As soon as his valuables were taken from him, the delivery boy could be seen weeping and mumbling something to the robbers.
At this, the criminals returned all the valuables they had snatched from the rider and hugged him.
Both the robbers hugged the delivery boy and could be seen helping the food delivery rider and soon fled the crime scene. The delivery rider also sat on his bike and left the scene after getting hold of his almost stolen items.
The clip soon went viral on social media with police officials ensuring that the video was of Karachi. However, they are yet to discover that in which police station’s jurisdiction the crime occurred.
Via a report published in April, the number of street crimes in Pakistan’s southern port city has surged despite police and Rangers setting up checkpoints for snap-checking amid the coronavirus lockdown in Sindh.
Dozens of Karachi residents were mugged, missing their mobile phones, cars, and motorcycles since March 20. According to a police report containing data from March 20 to April 7, at least 379 mobile phones and 31 bikes were seized, while 1,049 robberies took place.
During the lockdown period, three cars were stolen, and 28 robberies occurred, according to official information. However, CCTV footage of robberies at retail shops and stores in various markets have continued to surface.
On an optimistic note, bank robberies and other serious crimes amounted to zero.
Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Geo News that the authorities were responding rapidly to all alerts and data about street crimes on their helpline 15.