Islamabad: Looters employ new trick to deprive man of Rs2.7m
ISLAMABAD: Looters employed a new trick to deprive Khalid Mehmood of Rs2.7 million, mobile phone and important documents. So one must be aware of those who are plunderers but pose to be helpers and sympathisers in the hour of need.
Apparently, the group of three followed the poor fellow right from a moneychanger’s shop in Saddar the other day, as he got Pak rupees for his dollars from there. One of them came out to deflate one of the hind tyres of his car before Khalid made exit from the moneychanger’s shop, carrying a black bag, in which he had stuffed the cash while some of it he put in the jacket he wore.
Hardly a few furlongs away, a taxi driver signalled him about the punctured tyre. He halted near the Pakistan Secretariat stop to see and found that the taxi driver was right, not knowing he had been trapped by the gang of looters.
The moment he took out the spare tyre from the rear of his car, two young men in their early 20s moved in to offer their help in changing the tyre. Khalid readily accepted their help. Within no time, another person came nearer to them and asked the other two to go away, as he was master in doing the job within a couple of minutes. The victim thanked the two men for their cooperation, who went away only after depriving him of his bag and mobile, lying on the driver’s seat.
Khalid understands that the third person kept him engaged, while the other two, got ‘possession’ of his valuables and sped off on foot. Later, he managed to get a footage from a nearby office, which showed, a Toyota car stopped near the boy, who carried the bag and carried him away.
But Khalid was too focused on changing the tire. The third man, in the meantime, also sought permission to leave, as the only job left for the poor fellow was to just tighten the nuts. To his shock and disbelief, his valuables, lying on the seat, were missing, when he got ready to leave the place.
“The Cantonment Police Station are trying to trace the looters. But I don’t think I shall be able to get my hard-earned money back,” he said while talking to ‘The News’. However, he is so much worried about his documents, which include the passports of his children, his own and service certificates.
Khalid made an appeal to the looters to return his documents, as these can’t be of any benefit or interest to them. But to him, these are more precious than the cash, they took away.