ISLAMABAD: Robbers stabbed and injured two persons in separate incidents while gunmen looted two houses besides snatching cash from two foreigners, police said on Monday.

In the first incident, robbers stabbed and injured the rider of an online ridding service near the Sabzi Mandi police station, the police said.

Two persons booked a ride from Mandi Mor and after reaching Carriage Factory ground at I-11they pulled out daggers and asked the rider Ramzan Niaz to stop. The robbers then snatched a mobile phone and Rs2,000 from him. However, Niaz put up resistance when the robbers tried to also take away his bike. In response, they stabbed him in the abdomen and escaped.

The injured was shifted to hospital where doctors found one of his kidneys ruptured. He was kept at the ICU of the hospital.

Robbers also stabbed a man on Kurri Road, police said and identified the injured as Mohammad Mujahid. The robbers snatched his mobile phone and Rs3,000 and escaped.

Eight armed persons looted a house in Golra early on Monday morning. The robbers raided the house of Amjadullah and held up the family at gunpoint and looted Rs1,350,000, two mobile phones and two motorcycles. Later, they also entered the adjacent house of Khair Mohammad and looted Rs250,000, 3.5 tola gold ornaments worth Rs700,000, a bike and three mobile phones.

Meanwhile, a gang disguised as police officials looted two foreigners at F-7 Markaz about a kilometer away from the Kohsar police station.

Police said riders of a car intercepted Nguyen Viet Nam and Do Thi Thuc near Safa Gold Mall and introduced themselves as police officials and showed their service cards, said the police. They asked the foreigners to produce their identification documents, including passports.

During the search, they took $1,200 from the two foreigners and escaped after returning their passports.

55 cases of robberies, snatching registered in a single day in Pindi

More than 55 people fell victim to robberies as 16 motorcycles, 38 mobile phones were either stolen or snatched in addition to gold jewellery, large sum of money and two cars in different areas of the garrison city.

All the cases were registered with the police on Sunday, however, none of the stolen goods were recovered neither haveculprits been arrested so far.

Ismail Rehman, a resident of Westridge lodged an FIR with the Ratta Amral police saying that he was waiting for his friend in his car when two motorcycle riders came and took him at gunpoint.

He said the gunmen forced him to give up his laptop, mobile phone, purse containing Rs25,000, ATM card, cheque book and a mobile phone from his house servant who was also sitting in the car.

Raja Babar Hussain robbed of Rs22,000 while Sohail Anjum, another shopkeeper was robbed of Rs1, 77,300 and a mobile phone by two robbers in Pindora area.

Qazi Rafiq Ahmad, a pharmacist lodged a similar complaint with the New Town police that he was dealing with customers when two persons entered his pharmacy and held all of them at gunpoint.

He said the robbers snatched Rs250,000 and seven mobile phones from customers and escaped. Khalid Rizwan was robbed of Rs19,000 and a mobile phone by three persons while he was on his way home after offering Isha prayer in Sadiqabad area.

Mubeen Asghar Mirza was deprived of his bag containing Rs1,500 and a laptop by a robber from outside Cantonment Hospital Saddar.

Azmar Khan, a shopkeeper in Naseerabad, was robbed of three mobile phones worth Rs11,5000 and Rs50,000 by three robbers.

Mohammad Sarfraz complained to the Naseerabad police that he was going to visit his friend on his motorcycle on Sunday night. He said as he stopped at a traffic signal at Qasim Market, he found four people around him and demanded keys of his bike. He said when he resisted he was shot and injured by the robbers.

In the meantime, they also snatched another motorcycle from its owner Suleman Ahmad who was also waiting for a green signal beside him.

Farhanda Liaquat, a resident of Gulistan colony lodged an FIR with the Civil Lines police that she was returning home from beauty parlour when a gunman blocked her way and snatched her mobile phone and gold jewellery worth Rs650,000 and escaped.

Mohammad Asif, was robbed of Rs20,000 and a cellphone by three unidentified robbers in Mandra area, Khatija Bibi complained to the Sadar Barooni police that some unidentified thieves broke into her house and stole away Rs 25000, silver Jewelry worth Rs 20000 and a cell phone. Mubashir Javaid lodged a similar complaint with the police that he lost Rs 80,000, two LED, electronic goods, gold jewellery worth Rs 400,000 when some unidentified thieves broke into his house in his absence.

Ijaz Khan, Taimoor Arif, Mohammad Jamil, Arslan Ahmed, Adnan Manzoor, Hamza Zubair, Atif Riaz, Mohammad Abdullah, Muhammad Amjad, Malik Mudassar and Khalid Mehmood were among those whose motorcycles were stolen from different parts of the city.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2024

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