Dacoits, carjackers make 12 hits in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi: Dacoits and thieves made 12 strikes in different areas of the city and took away cash, gold ornaments and vehicles to the tune of millions of rupees, a police spokesman said. The dacoits also shot and injured a young man on resistance during the mugging by two gunmen in Mohanpura.
The police, quoting the statement of Farooq, a resident of Mohanpura, said that he was heading towards his home along with his brother, Tayyab, when three muggers riding a bike, intercepted them and snatched Rs300,000 after holding them at gun point. He said that they injured Tayyab when he tried to overpower them and sped away.
Three gunmen entered into the house of Abdul Hafeez, located in Raja Street, Tanch Bhata and swept away with Rs1 million cash and 21 tolas of gold ornaments after making the family their hostage.
In another identical incident, a gang of three dacoits looted a house of Waseem Anwar in Raheemabad, Rajput Colony located in the jurisdiction of Airport police station, taking away cash of Rs400,000 and 17 tolas of gold ornaments.
While four dacoits looted a house in B-Block, Satellite Town depriving the housemates of Rs300,000 in cash and 11 tolas of gold ornaments. The New Town police have taken up the case and started investigation on the complaint of Ejaz Ahmad.
The carjacking gangs have deprived the citizens of Rawalpindi of seven vehicles. A Toyota Corolla car bearing registration number (BJ-85-ICT) was stolen from Westridge-I, a Toyota Hiace (LZJ-8725) was lifted from Aria Mohallah (Waris Khan Police Station), an ‘Applied For’ Suzuki Alto car was lifted from Faizabad stop and the carjacking gangsters stole a Toyota Hiace bearing registration number (RPT-3632) from Lala Rukh Colony in Saddar Bairuni area.
A motorcycle (RIK-6895) was lifted from Bank Road (Cantonment Police Station), motorcycle (FR-072-ICT) was stolen from Dhoke Chaudharian (RA Bazaar), a bike (KU-135-ICT) was lifted from Adiala Road (Civil Lines) and thieves took away a bike bearing registration number (GAF-4083) parked in front of Shanghai Plaza (City Police Station).