FAISALABAD: As many as 39 hold ups were reported in the city on Sunday.
The stolen materials include 21 motorcycles and two cars. The robbers also got millions of rupees in cash.
According to the DPO’s office men riding a car snatched a goat from Muhammad Nawaz, resident of Muhammad Wahla in the Khurarianwala area.
They also shot Nawaz when he resisted.
Three armed men held up the staff of Shehzad Jewellers in Allama Iqbal Colony and made off with looted 3-tolas of gold ornaments and Rs50,000.
In other incidents, cash was stolen in hold ups from, Muhammad Naeem near Kashmir Bridge on Canal Road, Abdur Razzaq near Social Security Hospital, Ali Sher in Tandlianwala, Noor Muhammad in Chak 487-GB, Izhar Ahmad near Chak 77-GB, Dawood Alam near Madina Town Girls College and Faisal Butt near Razaabad.
Dr Sara Chaudhary’s car was snatched from near Faisal Hospital.
Police reported 21 motorcycle snatching incidents. The incidents were reported by Tehseen near A-block in Nazimabad, Faisal Ali on Satiana Road, Adnan near Kohe Noor Plaza, Intizaar near Mollah Usman Town, Shoaib Taj near Samanabad, Muhammad Ammar near Liaqat Town and Nadeem Mustafa near Naimat Colony, Muzaffar Islam in Garden Colony, Rizwan in Faizan-i-Madina Bazaar, Jameel in Bukhari Chowk, Arshad in Saleemi Chowk, Khalid near Bakkar Mandi bridge, Irfan near Al-Fateh Plaza, Mirza Mushtaq in Razaabad, Ajmal at Kotwali Road Nazim outside the DCO Office, Abid Mushtaq near D-Ground Park, Adnan near Meezan Bank at Sargodha Road, Asghar in Taj Colony and Waseem Akram in Muhammad Bibi Colony.
In another incident, some men stole 11 bags of yarn from Shahid Muneer’s van on Jhang Road.
Cash, gold jewellery and mobile phones were also looted from Asif’s house in Shareenabad and from Zafar near Kanjwani railway station.
A gun was snatched from Muhammad Naeem in Chak 48-GB.
Some armed men also held up workers at a weaving factory at Jhandowala Road which is owned by Haneef Farhat and took mobiles and cash from factory workers.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.