Robbers strike at five places in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: The thieves and car lifters are on a looting spree in the garrison city for the last couple of days as they easily manage to strike three to five places depriving the people of their valuables leaving them running from pillar to post for getting their cases registered, which sometime ends in utter disappointment due to unfriendly attitude of the authorities.
On Tuesday the dacoits struck at five different localities of the city and managed to escape from the scene after looting thousands of rupees, gold ornaments worth millions and 20 mobile phones from the citizens at gunpoint. While unknown car lifters lifted three cars from the different areas of the city.
Two unknown dacoits armed with automatic weapons stormed into Hassan Dental Clinic on Saidpur Road and at gunpoint snatched Rs 50,000 cash and six costly mobile phones from the people and fled away from the scene.
The owner of the clinic Dr Waqar have a lodged a complaint with the police against the unknown dacoits. In another incident, Muhammad Ijaz, resident of Hazara Colony, informed Sadiqabad police officials that three unidentified armed robbers entered his jewelry shop and looted cash, gold ornaments and mobile phone at gunpoint and fled away from the scene.
In the third incident, two thieves entered in a shop located at Murree Road in the disguise of consumers and pointed guns at the shopkeepers and plundered Rs 41,655 and snatched three mobile phones and fled away. Usman Basit, the owner of the shop has lodged a complaint with Waris Khan police station.
In the fourth incident, Arshad Ali of Mohra Chaudhrian informed Mandra police officials that he along with family was proceeding towards Wah Cannt from his village on his car when he had to stop the car at Al-Falah Road as it was blocked by falling trees into the middle of the road.
In the meanwhile, three armed persons came and snatched Rs 17,000 and 2 mobile phones from them and managed to escape from the scene.
Five armed looters stormed into a house midnight at Wahri, the area of PS Gujarkhan, and made hostage the inhabitants at gunpoint.
Later, they collected 1000 Pound Sterling, Rs 23000 cash, 20 gold bangles, 2 bracelets, 4 ear rings, 6 chains and 8 mobile phones and run off. The victim head of family Muhammad Aslam tendered an application with PS Gujarkhan about the incident.
Meanwhile, the car jackers took away a Suzuki Alto VXR (CHB-7194) from Rahat Bakery, Sadr while the owner Tariq Mehmood of Dhoke Banaras has lodged a complaint with Cannt police for the recovery of his car.
In similar incidents two vehicles, including a Corolla car (LED-4488) and Corolla (PJ-113), were also stolen by car lifters from Wah Cannt.
The victim owners Rahna Ali and Safeer Ullah had lodged complaints with Wah Cannt police about the incident. While taking action, police filed First Information Reports (FIRs) against the unknown dacoits and car lifters and launched investigation. During the month of July so far over 20 cars have been lifted from the various localities of the garrison city.