Rawalpindi: 3 houses burgled
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, an army officer lost gold ornaments worth Rs1.3 million and prize bonds after burglars broke into his house in Askari-14, while armed men looted two other houses taking away gold and cash, police said on Sunday. Lt Col Mohammad Altaf told the Civil Lines police that he had locked his house to visit relatives. On return he found the locks of house broken and gold ornaments worth Rs1.3 million, Rs10,000 prize bonds, and two hundred US dollars were missing. Ibrar Ahmed told the City police that four unidentified gunmen entered his home and held the family hostage. He said the gunmen took away 3,000 British pounds, nine cellphones and Rs500,000 gold ornaments. The robbers escaped after locking the family inside a room. Three armed entered home of Raja Ghulam Asghar, who lives in Pindora, on Sunday morning and made the family hostage. He said the gunmen searched the house for cash and valuables, snatched gold jewellery from women, and escaped.