A Pakistan youth took away Rs5 million from a bank branch after posing as a ‘suicide bomber’ while showing the bank officials a suicide jacket, detonator and wires wrapped around him.
A youngster in his early 20s entered the United Bank Limited’s Karor city branch in the Bhakkar Division of Punjab the other day and demanded Rs5 million from the cashier, showing him a threatening letter. “I would blow myself in a jiffy if you refuse the amount,” officials quoted him as saying.
The chaddar-clad youth handed over the letter depicting his intention to cashier Arshad who forwarded it to another official. The letter eventually reached the bank manager Ashraf’s hands and the intruder showed bomb and the paraphernalia wrapped around him, making the entire staff panicky.
The terrified manager immediately asked the cashier to bring cash, which the swindler got in a bag and fled asking the security guards to drop their weapons.
The bank officials and the security guards insist that the bomb seemed real and it panicked them beyond measure.
They say they saw the youngster flee but could not operate the
alarm out of shock. None of the guards on duty could swiftly respond to the threat. The police registered a case against the swindler.