LAHORE – Old Anarkali police claimed to have arrested a swindler shortly after he snatched a mobile phone and tried to flee from the crime scene on Saturday.

According to the modus operandi, police investigators said two swindlers while riding a car hit two pedestrian friends and later came out of the car to inquire about the victims. “Later, one swindler managed to rob one of the victims by depriving him of his cell phone and started running behind the car, being driven by his accomplice,” an on duty police officer said, adding meanwhile a victim youth Qasim learned that he was robbed. So he ran and tried to overpower a dacoit namely Imran, hailing from Okara.

Later, the dacoit was handed over to the Old Anarkali police for interrogation. During preliminary investigation, Imran confessed to committing several crime acts in different parts of the City. “He further confessed that he along with his accomplices has robbed many people in several areas,” he added. The victim, however, refused of initiating action against the accused but police have lodged an FIR (100/12) against Imran and locked him up.