Rawalpindi: Jewellery shop looted
RAWALPINDI: Robbers looted 4.5 kg gold from a jewellery shop at Benazir Bhutto Road in the limits of New Town police early Saturday. Police said two watchmen deputed at the entrance of the shopping mall told them that five to six robbers riding a vehicle arrived at the Aashiyana Center at 1:30am and asked them to open the gate impersonating themselves as government officials. They told the watchmen that they would note down their names and other data as a security measure. When the watchmen opened the gate, the intruders looted the jewellery at gunpoint from the shop.
On the complaint of Naveed Ahmed, the owner of the jewellery shop, police reached the scene and collected evidence and recorded the statements of the watchmen.
Later, traders staged a protest demonstration and closed their shops. They also chanted slogans against the police.
New Town police station house officer Rafaqat Hussain said teams had been constituted to hunt down the robbers. He said a case has also been registered.