No respite in street crime as citizens continue to lose valuables.

ISLAMABAD -- Armed men shot and injured a man during robbery while cash and valuables were looted from 19 other places in the capital, police said on Friday.

In the first incident, three persons armed with weapons intercepted Hanan at Islamabad Expressway near Faizabad and snatched away his motorcycle after shooting and injuring him upon resistance.

Mr Hanan sustained a bullet injury to his leg and fell on the road. The injured was shifted to hospital.

In another incident, a gang of gunmen looted a fast-food delivery man, Wajid Hussain, at G-8/4, the police said.

Hussain reached the given address at G-8 behind Rescue-15 to deliver an order.

However, the caller asked him to come over to a park near T and T Colony.

Riders of a car approached him at the park and held him up at gunpoint when he asked them to pay the bill. The gunmen looted Hanan and escaped.

Four people armed with weapons intercepted and held up M. Usman at G-13 and took away his motorcycle.

Moreover, burglars broke into the house of Khadija Zafar, a headmistress working with the Punjab education department, at Sohan and made off with gold ornaments worth Rs300,000 and other items. Burglars also took away foreign currency and gold ornaments from the house of Qamar Anjum at Humak Model Town.

Similarly, burglars broke into the house of Touseef Ahmed at Humak Model Town and made off with 1.5 gold ornaments and Rs40,000. Thieves stole Rs456,000 and mobile phones from the house of Raja Zubair at I-10/1.

Besides, culprits stole a motorcycle, cash Rs5,000 and two mobile phones from the house of Zaraf Iqbal at Iqbal Town. Burglars broke into the house of Sardar Amjad Ali at Shahpur and made off with Rs80,000 and ornaments worth Rs25,000.

Meanwhile, three cars were stolen from G-7/3-1, G-7/2 and F-8 while six motorcycles were lifted from G-11/4, PWD, F-10 Markaz, G-6/1-2 and F-7. A rikshaw was also stolen from Ghauri Town.


More than 50 cases of street crime were reported to the district Rawalpindi police that included 13 robberies, 37 cell phones snatching and 13 motorcycle and gold jewellery theft.

Sadiqabad was the worst-hit area where five robberies were committed in which citizens were robbed of 10 cell phones and gold jewellery worth over Rs1.3 million.

A noticeable 25 per cent increase has been recorded with the police in robbery incidents as 1,985 cases were...

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