Islamabad: 2 robberies in capital
ISLAMABAD: Dacoits took away cash and valuables in two strikes here on Wednesday, police said.A gang of four gunmen snatched Rs800,000 from a man by holding him at gunpoint in broad daylight in the jurisdiction of the Industrial Area Police Station.
Akhtar Mehmood, belonging to Gujar Khan, lodged a complaint with the Industrial Area Police Station. According to him, he was going to the Shifa International Hospital to deliver Rs800,000 for the treatment of his ailing sister. Four gunmen, riding a car, intercepted him and took away all cash after holding him at gunpoint.
The Industrial Area Police, when contacted by ‘The News,’ said that the complainant informed them on telephone about the incident. “He told us that he would file a written complaint later.” Police said that the complainant left for Sargodha after the incident.
In another incident, four gunmen committed a robbery at a house in Sector G-9/1. The intruders held the family members at gunpoint and took away cash, gold ornaments and other valuables.
The complainant told police that four gunmen stormed into the house and took positions at different points.
The bandits held his family members hostage and ransacked all rooms of the house. He said that dacoits took away cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs1 million.
A motorbike was also lifted from Sector G-9/1.
Meanwhile, the Shalimar Police found a dead body lying in a drain at the back of Street 34 in Sector F-11/2.