TAXILA: A man was robbed of Rs4 million by four armed men in broad daylight in Taxila on Monday.

A cashier of a local filling station was on his way to a bank to deposit cash when four persons, riding on two motorcycles, intercepted him near Main Chowk and fired two bullets towards the ground first.

Later, they snatched the cash from the man and escaped.

Moreover, three armed burglars broke into a house and stole valuables and cash.

Mohammad Iqbal informed police that his daughter was alone at home when three masked men scaled the wall of his residence; one of them held his daughter hostage in the kitchen while the rest searched the house.

They escaped with 20 tolas of gold, cash and mobile phones.

Separately, two men snatched mobile phones from Mohammad Daud and Hammad Azhar at gun point in the jurisdiction of Wah Saddar Police station and escaped.

Respective police have registered separate cases and started further investigation by constituting different teams.

Meanwhile, 19 gamblers were arrested by Attock police during raids in two different parts of the district.

According to sources in police, the suspects were arrested from the jurisdictions of Attock Saddar and Bahtar police station while cash Rs69,680 was recovered along with 17 mobile phones, a pick up van and three motorcycles.

Cases have been registered against the suspects.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2020

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