Robbers, burglars have field day in capital

Published November 20, 2021
In the first incident, 10 gunmen looted valuables worth Rs7,557,948 from a warehouse located in Model Town. — Reuters/File
In the first incident, 10 gunmen looted valuables worth Rs7,557,948 from a warehouse located in Model Town. — Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: Cash and valuables worth over Rs13 million were looted in six separate strikes in the capital, police said.

In the first incident, 10 gunmen looted valuables worth Rs7,557,948 from a warehouse located in Model Town. A man came over to the main gate of the warehouse, called the security guard and held him up at gunpoint.

Shortly, seven persons entered the warehouse and held up the other guards at gunpoint, the police said, adding they searched the operation room for cash and valuables.

The armed men escaped after loading items from the warehouse on a truck.

In another incident, cash and valuables worth Rs2.3 million were taken from a house in G-14/4. The suspects held up a resident of the house at gunpoint and searched it for cash and valuables including gold ornaments weighing 19 tolas, Rs10,000 and 1,000 pounds.

Moreover, cash and valuables worth Rs2 million were stolen from a house in Margalla Valley. The family had left for Khanewal after locking it and later a neighbour found the door of the house opened and informed the family.

A relative of the family visited the house and found it ransacked. Cash Rs100,000, $200, gold weighing eight tolas, two Armani watches and three LEDs were stolen.

Likewise, cash and valuables worth Rs1.5 million were stolen from the house of an official of Islamabad High Court (IHC) located in Noorpur Shahan, they said, adding the family residing in the house had left for Lahore to attend a marriage ceremony.

They found all locks of the house, rooms and cupboard broken and household items spread everywhere when they returned after four days, the police said, adding they also found Saudi Riyals 200, Rs12,500, gold (2.5 tolas), silver ornaments, watches of different brands, including Rado and Casio, a laptop and old coins stolen.

Furthermore, three robbers raided a house in I-10/1 and looted cash and household items worth Rs40,000 at gunpoint. Burglars broke into a shop in G-10/4 and escaped with cash, mobile phones worth Rs60,000 along with a 30-bore pistol.

Meanwhile, seven vehicles were also stolen from different areas of the capital.

Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2021

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