LAHORE Dacoits struck 40 times here in the Punjab Capital on Monday, shot at and wounded a youth on putting up resistance, looted 12 houses, took away four cars and 9 motorcycles and snatched away cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth millions rupees after holding the families hostage at gunpoint. Armed bandits shot at and injured a youth Azam in Kahna police area on offering resistance and fled away after snatching his mobile phone and purse, containing thousands of rupees. The injured was rushed to a local hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger. Dacoits forced their entry into the house of Muhammad Akhtar in Defense B police area and made off with cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 5 million after holding the inmates hostage at gunpoint. Armed gunmen looted cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 1.9 million from the house of Faisal in Harbanspura while gunmen burst into the house of Siddique in Kahna police precincts and escaped after collecting cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 1.1 million. Dacoits also looted cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 400,000 from the house of Maqsood in Raiwind City, Rs 400,000 from the residence of Ashraf in Islampura, Rs 300,00 from the house of Hameed in North Cantonment police area, Rs 400,000 from the house of Zahid in Garden Town, Rs 300,000 from the house of Qaiser in Nishtar Colony, Rs 200,000 from the house of Kashif Arslan in Liaqatabad police vicinity and Rs 200,0000 from the house of Naveed in Old Anarkali police area. Robbers barged into another four houses in Naseerabad, Millat Park, Lower Mall and Bhatti Gate police area respectively and escaped after collecting cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees at gunpoint. Dacoits looted cash, cellular phones, and other valuables from passersby at gunpoint in Islampura, Nawan Kot, Chuhng, Garhi Shahu, Ghaziabad, Shafiqabad, South Cantt and Masti Gate police area respectively. Dacoits forced their entry into a general store situate din Shadbagh police area and escaped after snatching cash, cellular phones, and other valuables worth Rs 300,000 at gunpoint. Nisar along with his family was on is way home when two gunmen riding a motorcycle intercepted them in Township police area. The couple was deprived of cash, cellular phones, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth Rs 200,000 at gunpoint. Meanwhile, four cars were either snatched or stolen away from Samanabad, South Cantonment, Ghalib Market and Green Town police areas while 9 motorcycles were stolen away from Samanabad, South Cantonment, Naseerabad, Defence A, Ichhra, Race Course, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Defence B, and Sanda police precincts. Police sources further said that armed robbers also held up passersby and motorcyclists at gunpoint and snatched away cash, cellular phones, and other valuables worth thousands of rupees from Factory Area, Defence B and Shalimar police areas.