Islamabad-Unknown gunmen deprived scores of citizens of mobile phones, cash, motorcycles and other valuables in broad daylight, informed sources on Tuesday.
Besides, robbers stormed into houses and made off with gold ornaments and other valuables. Auto theft gangs also pilfered two cars and five motorcycles from different localities of Islamabad. Police seemed helpless in overwhelming the robbers, dacoits and the auto theft gangs, sources said.
According to sources, a gang of five armed robbers entered in house of Murad Jamali in limits of Police Station Kohsar and made the entire family members hostage on gunpoint. Later, the robbers looted cash, gold ornaments and other valuables and escaped, they said. Yasir Ali lodged complaint with PS Karachi Company that two armed dacoits riding on motorcycle intercepted his driver at G-9/3 signal on Srinagar Highway and snatched Rs20,000 and mobile phone and shot and injured him over resistance. In Koral area, three armed dacoits stormed into shop of Muhammad Zohaib and snatched Rs25,000 on gunpoint, they said.
They added a gang of four robbers walked in house of Muhammad Moheed in limits of PS Ramna and took way weapon, cash and other valuables worth Rs2 million. After committing crime, the robbers managed to escape from the scene. Likewise, scores of other citizens were also deprived of mobile phones and cash in capital by dacoits and robbers.
Muhammad Abu Bakar was robbed off cash and mobile phone by an unknown dacoit in area of Aabpara while two unidentified dacoits snatched cash from him in precinct of PS Noon. Similarly, two vehicles and five motorcycles were lifted by auto theft gangs from area of police stations Ramna, Aabpara, Industrial Area, Shamas Colony and Koral. In Rawalpindi, a gang of armed dacoits stormed into a plywood shop in limits of PS Sadiqabad and snatched Rs1.5 million from the shopkeepers. After committing crime, the dacoits managed to flee. Police registered cases against robbers, dacoits and auto theft gangs on complaints of victims and started investigation, sources said.