ISLAMABAD: Suspects looted a family while burglars stole cash and valuables worth millions of rupeesin the capital, police said on Saturday.

In the first incident, a suspect wearing a police uniform and his accomplice looted a family shortly after it arrived in Islamabad. According to police, Rashida Zaidan, her husband and son were going to a hotel in Blue Area in a taxi from Islamabad International Airport when two persons in a car intercepted the taxi on Srinagar Highway.

The suspects introduced themselves to the family as police officials and asked for a search of their belongings. In the process, they snatched $7,500 from them and escaped.

In another incident, burglars stole cash and valuables from the house of Shahzaib located in G-6/4, police said. The incident took place when the family was visiting Lahore to celebrate Eid. The burglars made off with cash, gold ornaments, watches and other articles worth Rs1,012,000.

Similarly, cash and valuables were also stolen from a house of Madhi Khan, a lawyer, in G-10/2, police said. Burglars ransacked the house and took away Rs1.3 million cash along with gold ornaments, a Rolex watch, LCD and a laptop.

Likewise, burglars stole cash and gold from the house of Mastan Shah in Khanna Dak, police said, adding that the incident took place when Mastan and his family were visiting their hometown to celebrate Eid.

The suspects escaped with gold ornaments worth Rs300,000 and cash amounting to Rs150,000.

Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2024

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