KARACHI - Paposh police checkpost on Thursday claimed to have arrested three criminals and recovered weapons and a bike from them.

Police officials said a patrolling party flagged down a bike-borne trio near Ashraf Community Centre. The suspects did not stop and opened fire on the policemen instead. As the attack was repulsed, all the three suspects, Fayyaz, Naveed and Noorul Haq, were arrested. Their pistols and the bike, probably a snatched one, were seized.

The police officials said the three men confessed to have snatched some nine bikes, besides committing over 150 street crimes, including mobile snatching, looting gold ornaments and purses from women commuters. Further investigation is in progress.