Pindi sees hike in street crimes


RAWALPINDI: Traders and citizens expressed concerns over the surge in street crimes as at least 19 cases were reported across Rawalpindi during the last 24 hours.

At least 19 cases of dacoity, mobile snatching, motorcycle and car theft were reported in a day, whereas, a citizen returned home from the United Kingdom received severe wounds due to firing of dacoits near Ayub Park.

The dacoits snatched 700 pounds from the citizen, identified as 61-year-old Ishtiaq, when he was travelling to Jhelum from the airport along with his son.

The wounded citizen was shifted to a nearby hospital. Also, the police officials have started an investigation into the incident.