Late on Monday night, five gunmen forced their entry into the house of Waheed Anjum, a director at the Awan-e-Iqbal, and made off with cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs10.5 million. The police registered the case but failed to nab the bandits.
According to police sources, three robbers equipped with automatic weapon again stormed into the house and held up the family members at gunpoint. However, they escaped after collecting a mobile phone, which they had left behind after their first strike.
Sources said that the bandits had an idea that they could be identified and arrested through the mobile phone record. More interestingly, the police had no such an idea.
In several other hits, robbers made off with cash gold ornaments and other valuables worth millions of rupees besides cars and motorcycles from different parts of the City on Wednesday.
Four gunmen stormed into the house of Engineer Bashir in the Cavalry Ground in the limits of South Cantonment police and fled away after snatching cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs7 million at gunpoint.
Gunmen riding on motorcycles held up Aslam and his family in the Johar Town police area and snatched away cash, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 600,000. Armed bandits stormed into the showroom of Riaz at the Jail Road in the Civil Lines police area and escaped after collecting Rs365000 at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, two cars were stolen away from Ichhra and Defense police limits while five motorcycles were either snatched or stolen away from Muslim Town, Township, Nawab Town, Sarwar Road and Sundar police areas.
FOUND DEAD: A 25-year-old man was recovered dead under mysterious circumstances from the Qila Gujjar Singh police jurisdiction on Wednesday. The police have removed the dead body, yet to be identified, to the morgue for autopsy. Some passersby spotted the body lying on the footpath and contacted the police by phone.