Robbers strike 5 times in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: According to the Dawn News, Five robberies were committed in which cash and jewellery worth more than Rs1.8 million were taken away by armed men in different parts of the city while six other persons were deprived of their vehicles, police said on Monday. Five gunmen entered the house of an expatriate, Faisal Javaid, posing as plumbers and later they took the inmates at gunpoint. They snatched gold ornaments from women and Rs14,000 in cash, five cellphones and two digital cameras and escaped after locking them in a room. Four armed men entered a chemist shop and held Khayam Razaat at gunpoint. They forced him to give up cash and cellphone. Later they grabbed Rs7,500 in addition to a cellphone and escaped. Abdul Naeem’s wife was robbed of her purse by two motorcycle riders in the Commercial Market. The purse contained Rs70,000 in cash and gold ornaments. The value of the looted gold ornaments is yet to be estimated. A man was robbed of Rs2,400 and a cellphone by two gunmen in Westridge. Police have registered a case on the complaint of Asif Ali and started investigation. Adnan Sajjad, a resident of Civil Lines, lost gold ornaments weighing 38 tolas and Rs480,000 in cash after some burglars broke into his house in the absence of his family. A Christian family was robbed of gold jewellery, cash, cellphones and other valuables by two gunmen. Mr Christopher complained to the R.A. Bazaar police that he, along with his family members, was on his way home in a van after attending a function late at night when two men riding a car blocked their way at Abid Majeed road and held all of the women traveling at gun point and snatched jewellery. In addition to the gold necklaces, diamond ring and earrings, the gunmen also grabbed Rs4,000 in cash, cellphones and ATM cards and later escaped. Malik Madad Khan’s carry van (STD-8694) was stolen from outside his house in Wah Cantonment area, Zulfiqar Ali’s car (NY-171) from the Airport police area while Amanuddeen’s motorcycle (RLD-5154) was taken away from Saddar. Yasir Shah’s motorcycle (RR-634) was stolen from New Town, Mazhar Hussain’s carry van (CR-5247) from Satellite Town while Mohammad Masood Ali’s motorcycle (RIK-6407) was stolen from Banni police area.
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