LAHORE - City police have badly failed to trace the whereabouts of the dacoits who publicly robbed a family in Ali Street (Q-Block), Model Town on November 13, 2010 and fled away quite easily from the high-security zone, where even the residences of PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif are located. Five dacoits riding a car and a bike intercepted a family in Ali Street outside the residence of Saleem Chohan in (Q-Block) Model Town, the vicinity of Liaquatabad police. As the man along with his wife and five-month-old baby boy Ali Imam reached the residence of his close relative, the bandits intercepted them and held them up at gunpoint and demanded cash and gold ornaments. The man started honking the horn to call the local residents for help and succeeded as a good number of local residents came out. But all the nearby residents went back to their 'safe havens after one of dacoits shouted and warned them to go back otherwise they will shoot them. In the meantime, another robber took out his gun and pointed it on infant Ali Imam, forcing his mother and father to hand them over all the valuables for face the consequences. The helpless couple handed over the gold ornaments, cash and other all valuables to the bandits. The robbers fled away from the scene quite easily. The Liaqatabad police later reached the spot and registered a case against unidentified robbers and are investigating with no arrest made so far. Robberies and dacoities are on the rise in the Punjab Capital but the police have failed to smash the organised network and gangs freely operating in the City. According to the police record, more than 45 people have been murdered on offering resistance during armed robberies here in various parts of the City during the first 10 months of this year. But the police have failed to trace the killers in all such cases. Police sources believed that the alarming increase in the incidents of robberies is a big question mark on the performance of the police and the 'good governance in the provincial capital.