ISLAMABAD: The capital police registered over 800 cases of robberies, snatching, burglaries and auto thefts last month.

Police data showed that 11 vehicles were stolen and five robberies committed per day in June. The capital also witnessed three incidents of snatching each day.

There were two dacoities, one each in the limits of Rural and Saddar zone police. In legal parlance, a dacoity is a crime committed by five or more armed people.

Besides, the capital witnessed 14 violent robberies in which culprits attacked and injured citizens at gunpoint. Five such incidents were reported in the limits of Industrial Area Zone followed by four in Rural, three in Saddar and two in the City zones.

There were also three incidents in which culprits disguised as security personnel either looted or snatched cash and valuables from citizens. One such incident took place at Saddar, Rural and Industrial Area zones each.

Likewise, robbers struck at 163 places. The Saddar Zone police registered 58 robbery cases, Rural Zone 45, Industrial Area Zone 42 and City Zone police 16.

As many as 91 incidents of snatching were also registered in the city, including 39 in the Rural Zone, 34 in Industrial Area Zone, 14 in Saddar Zone and four in the City Zone.

There were also 337 incidents of auto thefts (55 four-wheelers, 281 motorcycles and a rikshaw), said the police, adding 17 vehicles were stolen from Saddar Zone, 16 from Rural Zone, 14 from City Zone and eight from Industrial Area Zone.

Likewise, 105 motorcycles were lifted from Saddar Zone, 66 from City Zone, 58 from Rural Zone and 105 from Industrial Area Zone. The rikshaw was stolen from Rural Zone.

Similarly, the capital police also registered 84 cases of burglaries - 36 in Saddar Zone, 29 at City Zone, 11 at Rural Zone and eight at Industrial Area Zone.

Besides, 141 incidents of thefts were also registered and 40 of the them were reported from Saddar Zone, 35 from City Zone, 34 from Industrial Area Zone and 32 from Rural Zone.

Published in Dawn, July 10th, 2022

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