Snatch and theft

According to a report
“The bandits in various parts of the metropolis snatched at least 69 cell phones, 17cars and 25 motorcycles on Wednesday.”

Source: The News

Now, that is unbelievable! How could bandits be so active?
How do the bandits escape? don’t they get stuck in traffic jams :-s

19 Comments so far

  1. Junaid (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    Two men on a bike snatched mobile from my brother and his friend just outside our house when he was going to study at his friends home. The bike came very close to them and the man sitting behind loaded the gun on my brother and asked to give mobile. They took mobile from both boys.

  2. ronin1770 (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

    “How do the bandits escape? don’t they get stuck in traffic jams :-s”

    yeah that’s weird – do they have some special powers?

  3. Salman A. (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    in karcahi, mobile phones should be used at home ONLY when your land line is down. rule of thumb is DONT LEAVE HOME WITH THEM.. (just joking)

    serioulsy, if these authorities not capable enouhg to bring law and order, they should resign.. These ‘haram khore’ IG’s and DIG’s should be given an option to either take an early retirement gracefully and do Allah Allah to write off their sins for the rest of their lives OR refund peoples money that they had spent on those phones, cars and such..

  4. HASSAN' (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

    Well I am not coward but keep this in ur mind when u leave home….do keep ur cell with u…coz if some1 comes and asked u abt ur cell phone and u dont have it then wht u gona give him???? ur life????

  5. anon (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:00 am


    Unless its a rhetorical.. I guess you’ll have to interview a bandit to know how they do it :P.

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    i guess @HASSAN’ said what i wanted to.. plus never argue with the snatchers or try to be smart.. we know all of you are smart but just give the damn mobile away… will get a new one later on but you don’t wana end up in hospital for 6+ months (that happened to a close friend of mine, he didn’t even resisted , they just panicked when he put his hand inside his pocket to give them the mobile.. they shot him took the mobile and left him bleeding… it took almost 6+ months and 2 major operations for him to recover)

  7. BitterTruth (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    Mobile snatching has become so common in Karachi that now one feels rather ashamed if he is not in the victims list :)

    “that is unbelievable! How could bandits be so active?”

    Its unbelievable that you are unaware that such figures appear daily…perhaps town can compete with each other and citizen can proudly ask “kia score raha? !!”

    Bandits are so active coz they got the power (govt.) :D

  8. Raza (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    yes Unaiza jee. This has sadly become the norm in Karachi. Only one of my entire class was lucky enough not to have his cell snatched, otherwise everyone’s experienced this – at least once!

  9. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 1:40 am

    Log itnayyyyyy gareeb ho gaye hain keh cell phone kay liye apna imaan kharab kar daitay hain aur chori kartay hain, aur itnayyyyyy insaniyet say girr gaye hain keh sirf phone kay liye kisi ka khoon kar daitay hain ?? mujhe tu yaqeen nahi aata hai … aaj ka musalman aisa bhi ho sakta hai …. thats ridiculous.

    I would suggest them that if they dont have money to buy food they should better commit suicide rather then killing others.

  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:01 am

    they don’t snatch mobiles to buy food…

  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    Dawn was daily printing these stats on metropolitan page .. they were criticized that they’re projecting a bad image of the city by highlighting these stats…(like if they stop printing those stats the snatching would stop) … so it seems now they’ve stop printing them daily…

  12. SS (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 4:01 am

    If those criminal would be given an exemplary punishment in public and post the video on Youtube for the rest of the world to watch. I am sure they will think twice before they snatch again. Punishment is the only solution to this particular problem..

  13. wasiq (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 4:36 am

    #1:immediate rewards…

    #2:nobody dares to chase them…..

    Please ban the re-sale….

  14. Syed Faraz Mahmood (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 5:15 am

    I wonder why doesn’t mqm or other political parties arrange a rally for this law and order situation


  15. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    @ syed Faraz Mahmood:
    Kabhi chor khud apnay kiye per ahtejaji rally nikalta hay:-) ??

    @SS :
    That’s teh only solution to punish these people in public. Unfortunately they dont. Why? I remember watching this program on TV “Gumnam” in which many people said that the bandits who snatched the cell phones were later seen in “wardi”
    Do I have to say more, why they are not caught or punished.

    Anyone knows about chop chop square in KSA?? where theifs were punished publically. We can get rid of street crimes only if we want to.

  16. mansoor (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

    faraz: there was a rally for this :p come on yaar! karachi mein har cheez ke rallies hain :)

    that one was against KESC and Law n Ordr.

  17. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

    my personal opinion is that when a guy is being mugged then others instead of looking otherway and pretending that they didn’t even saw it happening(coz of fear gun touting thug) should have courage and try to capture the snatcher(s) who are mostly on bike or most jump off or into a moving bus… people should capture them and beat the crap out of them and their pic should be published on daily basis on news papers like Awam ,Quami and other 2-3 Rs newspapers..

  18. Syed Faraz Mahmood (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    i think the fear of accountability is one of the important factor. when it vanishes, then the culprit, gets a lot more comfortable. unfortunately our society has groomed itself in a way , that anyone with powers wont be accountable for his deeds( at least in this world), and this has lead to the current situation. theft and snatching is prevailing, as the bandits have a strong back that they won’t get caught, and if by chance they get caught, it will take only a day or two and they will be free, free to continue whatever they were doing.

  19. Raza (unregistered) on April 28th, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    Apparently, you’ve never been mugged before. You try to be a hero, you’re most likely to end up dead. It’s not easy when you’re staring down a barrel of a gun.

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