NAROWAL: Robbers took away gold worth over Rs20 million from a jeweller’s shop in broad daylight in Sialkot Bazaar on Friday.
Two gunmen entered Rafiq Jewellers at Baddi Bazaar in Sialkot, where they held shopkeeper Shafiq, his staff and a customer hostage. They then proceeded to steal the safe containing Rs20m worth of gold ornaments and fled the scene.
Business people expressed their outrage over the robbery, highlighting their increasing sense of insecurity due to the continuous incidents of dacoity occurring round the clock, while the Sialkot police seemingly remain inactive.
The Nikapur police arrived at the scene and initiated an investigation into the robbery.
Published in Dawn, May 6th, 2023