Lahore: Rs5.4m valuables looted in 4 hits
LAHORE, Jan 14: Robbers made off with cash and valuables worth over Rs5.4 million in four incidents in the city on Saturday. Three robbers barged into the house of Pervaiz in Datanagar in Badami Bagh police limits, held all family members at gunpoint, looted Rs500,000, 75-tola gold ornaments and 14 cell phones. The suspects also thrashed some family members before their escape.
Two robbers, riding a bike, stopped Ashfaq Ahmad near Chungi Amar Sidhu traffic signal in Kot Lakhpat police limits and looted Rs700,000 at gunpoint.
Ahmad was on his way after withdrawing Rs1 million cash from an Alfalah Bank branch situated in Nishtar Colony.
The victim alerted the Rescue 15 police soon after the incident and told them that robbers snatched Rs700,000 from him.
After the police found Rs335,000 with the victim and did not agree with him that he was robbed of cash, an exchange of words took place between two sides.
Kot Lakhpat SHO Khalid Mehmood, when contacted, said the victim lied to the police that the robbers looted him. He said Ashfaq`s father was a contractor and the snatching incident was apparently a drama staged by the victim. He said a case would be registered after verification of facts and witness account.
Two robbers stopped a woman car rider in Township police limits and deprived her of Rs40,000, a cell phone and threetola gold ornaments.
Two robbers entered a plastic bag shop in Mocchi Gate police precincts and took away Rs15,000.