RAWALPINDI: Robbers, burglars and thieves deprived 80 people of 19 motorcycles, 50 mobile phones, gold jewellery, two cars, three other vehicles and a large sum of money in different parts of the garrison city.
Wahab Danish, who is associated with the police department, lodged a first information report (FIR) with Mandra police, in which he had stated that he had gone for duty after locking his house. Upon returning, he found the locks of his house broken and his belongings scattered. He found out that Rs100,000, gold jewellery and clothes were stolen by the unidentified burglars.
Noor Fatima lodged an FIR with the New Town police saying that she was on the way to her cousin’s house when two motorcycle riders snatched her purse which contained an ATM card and other documents.
Baser Ahmad was robbed of his mobile phone and Rs7,000 at gunpoint in Nawaz Sharif Park, Mohammad Naseem, a pharmacist, lost Rs70,000 to two unidentified robbers in Sadiqabad while Mohammad Shaban and his friend were deprived of cash and mobile phones by two unidentified robbers in Sadiqabad.
Mufti Abdul Rehman, who lives in a mosque in Naseerabad, lodged an FIR with the police saying that some unidentified burglars broke into the second and third floor of the mosque and stole Rs17,000, a mobile phone and gold jewellery worth Rs128,000.
Abid Mehmood, was robbed of Rs302,000 and a mobile phone by two unidentified robbers in Taxila, Israr Ahmad and Raja Mohammad Ishtiaq lodged similar complaints with the Airport police stating that they were deprived of their motorcycles by unidentified robbers who threatened to kill them, before taking away their vehicles.
Mohammad Asif’s carry van worth Rs900,000 was stolen from outside his house in Dhamial, Syed Ahmad Shah’s car worth Rs3.7 million was stolen from Wah Cantonment, Khalid Masih’s car was stolen from outside the Holy Family Hospital while Usman Abbasi’s rickshaw was stolen from Waris Khan area.
Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2022