Armed gunmen swept away Rs 9 to 13 million worth of gold from a jewelry shop in Sarafa Bazaar Rawalpindi
Two armed motorcyclists deprived a Sarafa Bazaar goldsmith worth of Rs.9 to 13 million worth of jewelry in broad daylight is Shahi Gali Rawalpindi on 19 October.
The victim, Muhammad Akhtar Rehmani, owned a jewelry shop and factory called Samba Jewelers, gave away 2 kg of gold for polish purposes to his nephew , when two gunmen entered into the jewelry shop and held the owner and its workers at gunpoint at about 10 a.m.
The gunmen robbed the owner of gold bars and ornaments worth about Rs.9 to 13 million, while Police quoted that eyewitnesses said that the robbers were riding a bike and sped away towards Murree Road.
When the secretary general of Sarafa Bazaar Union, Manzar Alam Rajput was contacted he said thatthey haven’t decided to call a protest because local police were cooperating with them and doing their best to trace the robbers and recover the looted ornaments.
“Despite presence of police and private security guards, a big robbery has taken place which is unfortunate,” Mr Rajput said.
Soon after the incident police officials reached the crime scene and started to interrogate the matter. Talking to the APP, SHO Bani Police Station Abdul Sattar said that a case armed robbery had been registered and that the culprits will be arrested very soon.
This incident hasn’t happened for the first in Sarafa Bazaar, as it may be recalled that last month Rs 120 million worth of gold was stolen from a workshop in Sarafa Bazaar, though the stolen ornaments were found dramatically lying on the roof of the workshop.
In another incident, a gang of five including three women robbed the house of the renowned lawyer along Peshawar Road in Westridge.
The intruders locked the family and the held the family members at gunpoint. After tying them with rope they swept away with 80 tola worth of gold and Rs 500,000 in case and other valuables to the tune of Rs 5 million.
Everyone feels that the criminals have made people’s lives a living hell, and the people are feling insecure, while the police is playing the role of silent spectators as if they were part of the gangs.
Though, the Westridge police have taken up the case and started investigating.