Rawalpindi - Regional Police Officer (RPO) Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja awarded cash prizes and commendatory certificates to personnel of Muhafiz Squad who thwarted an attempt of a vehicle-theft in the limits of police station Race Course, informed a police spokesman on Saturday.

The officials who were given prizes and certificates, included ASI Syed Asim Sherazi and Constables Yasir Mehmood, Muhammad Shoaib and Muhammad Imran, he added.

According to him, a citizen namely Bashir Maseh lodged a complaint with Rescue 15 that his taxi (LHR-8906) parked at Lae Bridge was stolen by unknown thieves. Rescue 15 while responding the call immediately conveyed the message through wireless. Meanwhile, Muhafiz Squad signalled a suspicious taxi to stop but the driver ignored police and sped away the cab. After a brief chase, the security men managed to capture the car but the thief ran away, he said