LAHORE – Dacoits on Tuesday went on the rampage, hit the provincial capital for no less than 26 times, robbed four residences, looted family and motorists and made off with cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs4.5 million, police sources claimed. According to details, Muhammad Afzal was coming back after withdrawing Rs two million from a local bank when two gunmen riding on a motorcycle stopped him in the Johar Town police area. The bandits held him up at gunpoint and snatched away the cash bag. The police are investigating. Robbers equipped with automatic weapons stormed into the house of Mansoor in the Sundar police vicinity and took away cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs 500,000 after holding the inmates’ hostage at gunpoint. Three gunmen barged into the house Nawan Khan in the Green Town police precincts and escaped after collecting cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs 450,000. Dacoits also another looted two residences in the North Cantonment and Sanda police areas and snatched away cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs 550,000 at gunpoint. The police are investigating with no arrest made yet. Four robbers equipped with pistols forced their entry into the Amna beauty salon located in the Factory Area police limits and fled away after collecting cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 500,000. Robbers riding on motorcycles also robbed families, motorists, and passersby in the Hanjarwal, Liaqatabad, Iqbal Town, Shafiqabad, Shadbagh, Shahdara, Wahdat Colony and Mughalpura police precincts and made off with cash, gold ornaments and cellular phones worth Rs 750,000 at gunpoint. Meanwhile, four cars were driven away from Factory Area, Gulberg, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Johar Town police areas while seven cars were either snatched or stolen away from Iqbal Town, Ravi Road, Garden Town, Nawan Kot, Manga Mandi, Nolakha, and Old Anarkali police areas.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 27-Feb-2013 here.