Unidentified armed dacoits rampaged through the city and took away gold ornaments, cellphones and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupee in five different strike here the other day.

According to police, three dacoits stormed into the house of Dr Fayyaz Ahmad in Housing Colony in broad daylight and decamped with gold ornaments, cash, cellphones and other articles worth million of rupees. According to Dr Fayyaz Ahmad, three veiled dacoits intruded into his house about 100 yards from the DPO office afternoon and held his family members hostage. They snatched 7 tolas gold ornaments, three cellphones and Rs20,000 from them.  Following the incident, panic spread through the Housing Colony and the dwellers protested against the apathetic attitude of the police due to which the dacoits became active even broad daylight.

Similarly, unidentified thieves broke into four shops and made off with cash and merchandise worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. According to shopkeepers, the burglars broken into the shops - Sharif Karyana Store, Syed Karyana Store, Mohsin Karyana Store and another shop on Alipur Road here other night.

The police have registered five different cases.