Rising incidents of robbery in Abbottabad

Panic in Kunj-Kehal late on Saturday night due a firing incident

​ Our Correspondent October 14, 2019

ABBOTTABAD: The number theft and dacoity cases in Abbottabad district are on the rise over the past ten days with at least two such cases reported in the posh locality of Jinnahabad and Mandian.

Moreover, the panic was created in Kunj-Kehal late on Saturday night when an incident of indiscriminate firing was reported. The police, though, have yet to make any headway in all three cases.

In the first incident, which took place at a mobile shop located on the main Mandian Road within the remits of the Mir Pur police station on Wednesday evening, two armed dacoits entered the store and managed to loot Rs2 million in cash before fleeing. An Online FIR for the incident was registered by the store owner.

In the second incident, dacoits forced their way into the house of senior lawyer Atif Khan Jadoon at 8 am on Saturday. An FIR of the incident, registered in the Mir Pur police station, stated that two to three unidentified armed men barged into Jadoon’s house in Jinnahabad area.

They allegedly beat their maid and took the entire family hostage at gunpoint. They were then forced into a room and locked while the dacoits proceeded to steal jewelry, gold, cash and important documents.

In the third incident, residents said that they suspected some dacoits moving in the Kunj-Kehal area of the city.


Published in The Express Tribune, October 14th, 2019.


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