Rawalpindi: Cellphone shop, bakery looted
RAWALPINDI: A mobile phone franchise was looted of Rs650,000 by six armed robbers in Satellite Town while a bakery owner was deprived of Rs100,000 by four gunmen in the Banni police area on Monday, police and victims said. Sheikh Zakria, one of the robbery victims, said he was sitting at his office when six persons entered his office and held the staff members and customers’ at gunpoint. He told Dawn from hospital bed that he suffered bruises after being thrashed by the robbers. He said the robbers took away Rs650,000 and also snatched six mobile phones. However, they could not get anything from the two customers who had been there to change their phone SIMs.
In another similar incident, four gunmen raided “Roshan Bakery” at bustling Banni chowk and held its owner Bahauddin at gunpoint. The gunmen snatched Rs102,000 from him and managed to escape on two motorbikes.