RAWALPINDI - Scores of residents of Sadiqabad and Satellite Town have been living in the state of great fear and fret because of surging incidents of street crimes at gunpoint with no action on part of police.
On Monday, the armed robbers and dacoits launched a looting campaign in several areas of Sadiqbad by depriving inhabitants of gold, cash, mobile phones, laptop and other valuables in two strikes.
Moreover, auto-theft gangs lifted five vehicles and four motorcycles from different localities of the city.
According to details, Raja Rashid was returning from his office when two robbers caught him in the way and pointed guns at him. Later, they snatched Rs 25,000 and mobile phone from him and ran away. Similarly, the same robbers targeted one Muhammad Ahsan by snatching a laptop and cash from him at gunpoint. Both the robbers easily escaped from the scene.
Ammad Nadeem, a resident of Islamabad, reported to Police Station New Town that he came Satellite Town along with his family in his car for shopping.
He stated that he parked his car at a parking lot when two unknown robbers riding on a bike appeared from somewhere and snatched handbag from the women sitting in the car. The bag carried 25 tolas of gold and mobile phones, he added.
Police, on the complaints of victims, lodged cases and started investigation.
On the other hand, carjackers took away a Suzuki carry vehicle (LE-5166) from PS Ganjmandi area; pilfered Suzuki carry van (SJ-154) within the precincts of PS Westridge; picked up Muhammad Aziz Malik's Suzuki Alto car (HU-367) from New Town area; stolen Shakeel Ahmed's car (SLB-0264) from Cantonment limits and took away Sheikh Hamid's car (LWA-7021) from the area of PS Pirwadhai.
Similarly, four motorcycles (GR-227, RIK-4719, AKK-4044 and RIL-6691) were lifted from the limits of police stations Waris Khan, New Town, Wah Cannt and Airport respectively by unidentified vehicle lifters.