Bank robberies

This seemed to have been a month of bank robberies. Union Bank was robbed earlier this month and now the Allied Bank. In both cases armed men entered the building and held the staff and the customers hostage at gunpoint and looted 4 and 2.4 million respectively.

We’ve all seen the security measures at banks. Most of the relatively smaller branches have a solitary guard or two at best but they still deal in sizable amounst of money. How easy has it gotten to carry a gun inside a bank? or to loot one for that matter.

7 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 9:30 am

    It is usually an inside job, mostly security guards or bank staff are involved.

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 5:37 pm

    I 100% agree with Kashif.

    The private security companies are involved, they never do the background check at the time of hiring, and later they are slow to cooperate as the Bank’s money is always insured.

    Everyone has his own share in the loot. Make it a wild guess what is the highest share when there is a decalred amount of 2.4 million and only 4 robbers were at the scene.

    out of 2.4 million, all 4 would get no less then 15% of the catch., sometime they strike back at Managers Home and say Akhbar mai itna deya hai , total bags mai sai to 1.5 nikla tha balance 0.9 million staff members nai taqseem kar leya – abb sab nikalo. warna jan dou,

    Allah help us and Allah save us all.,

  3. Yahya (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

    Hey, who cares? Its your money they are stealing not Bank’s. Banks can always increase their charges/interest rates when they want to.

  4. Yahya (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 7:10 pm

    Hey, who cares? Its your money they are stealing not Bank’s. Banks can always increase their charges and/or interest rates when they want to.

  5. IllusionFS (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

    Jamal Shamsi: Brother. what are you talking about? Do you even know how much a security guard is paid? 3000 Rs/month. And you expect guards to have a clean background? First pay em well, then hire ‘clean background people’ ..

  6. Faisal Khan (unregistered) on October 1st, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

    Standard Operating Procedure for banks is NOT to challenge a robbery whilst it is taking place within the banking premises. They can chllenge the robbers, but ONLY outside of the bank.

  7. Salman Ahmed (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 5:08 am

    Fasial Khan…. Bank or no bank don’t challenge the robbers…. EVER.. or you’ll regret it…or i should put it this way …You won’t live to regret it….

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