In a recent event that involved theft, a 10 year old boy tried to steal a Karachi either for monetary gains or an innocent joyride.
In a CCTV footage, the child can be seen breaking the lock of blue Suzuki Mehran, parked alongside a house in Khayaban-e-Mujahid area of the Defence Housing Authority.
The police informed that the minor drives stole vehicles until they run out of fuel, and then he abandons them, but due to his tender age, no action can be taken against him.
“The boy is fond of driving, and that is why he has resorted to stealing motorbikes and cars,” SHO said
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Talking to media, station house officer of Darakhshan Police Station, Naseer Tanoli said that thief is resident of Machar Colony. “But his father, who is a drug addict, was called to the police station and warned to keep a stern look on his son,” Tanoli said. The police have also recovered the stolen vehicle from his possession.
In a statement, the police said the child was apprehended from Sea-View area during a routine patrol.
According to the previous statistics most of the bikes and cars that are stolen are sent out of Karachi for being sold at a price that suits.
Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) has been on their heels as the thefts increased in the city and lack of checking of cars getting out of Karachi, smuggling is an easy gig.