ISLAMABAD: Robbers beat up a doctor, staff and a patient at a clinic as criminals struck at several places in the capital, police said on Saturday.

In the first incident, a gang of robbers beat and injured a doctor and patient during a robbery at a dental clinic in Bahria Town Phase 4, the police said. Three gunmen entered a clinic and held a doctor, patient and his staff, detaining them in a room and beating them up.

Later, they escaped with a mobile phone, four tolas gold ornaments and Rs110,000, and three mobile phones from other staff members, they said, adding that later the robbers tied them and escaped.

In another incident, a shopkeeper narrowly escaped during a robbery after culprits fired at him, the police said, adding that three gunmen raided the shop of Umair Jamshaid in I-10/1 and looted Rs35,000.

Meanwhile, culprits abducted a woman and looted her, police said.

A driver of a van offered a ride to Fouzia Jamil while she was waiting for transport at Pims.

Two women and two men also riding in the vehicle overpowered her after she embarked and snatched Rs15,000 and a mobile phone from her and then drove to Khanna where she was set free.

Furthermore, robbers looted 7 tola gold ornaments, Rs10,000 and a mobile phone from the house of Javaid Iqbal, a milkman, in Kirpa, a motorcycle and two mobile phones from Omer Shahzad in Quraishi Town, Rs33,000 and a mobile phone from Syed Zulqarnain in Gulberg Green underpass and a mobile phone from M. Faraz at Srinagar Hjghway, police said.

Besides, burglars broke into the house of Babar Khan in D-13 and made off with Rs690,000, 2.5 tolas gold set, eight rings, three sets of earrings, a chain, and precious stones.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2022

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