Armed robbers struck three houses in a row in Westridge area of Rawalpindi and looted cash and valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees.
According to police eight masked robbers broke into the house of Sheikh Sikandar on Street No8 in the small hours of Wednesday and looted Rs150,000 cash, jewellery, mobile phones and other valuables worth Rs4 million.
The robbers armed with pistols and daggers broke into the house of Badrul Islam in the nearby locality and looted Rs20,000 cash, jewellery and other valuables.
The looting spree did not end here, as the gang broke into Wajid Saboor’s house and made away with cash, jewellery and valuables worth Rs1 million. .
Meanwhile, unidentified thieves struck a house within the Sabzi Mandi police limits and made away with cash and valuables worth Rs1.1 million.
Muhammad Zahid lodged a complaint with the local police that the thieves had stolen jewellery, prize bonds, a licensed pistol and electronic equipment from his house by breaking its locks.
The police registered a case against the thieves but have made no arrests or recoveries yet.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2015.