LAHORE Daylight bank robberies have become order of the day here in the Punjab Capital as a gang of well-trained and organised gangsters struck another bank branch in Iqbal Town area and made off with Rs 3 million. The bank robbery, which took place at United Bank Limited (UBL) branch situated at stone throwing distance from Iqbal Town police station on Wednesday, is said to be the fourth such incident during the last seven days. According to police sources, four armed robbers stormed into the UBL branch situated near Dubai Crossing in Iqbal Town police area in daylight. The robbers damaged the security alarms with an iron rod as they forced their entry into the bank. They also tortured the security guards and snatched their rifles. The robbers, later, held up the bank staff and visitors hostage at gunpoint and collected cash worth Rs 3 million from the cash-counters. After taking cash the bandits fled the scene on their car without facing any further resistance. The police reached the spot after a considerable delay and collected evidences from the crime scene. The bank management also handed over video clips of the incident taken from Close Circuit Cameras (CCTVs) installed inside the bank to the police. Bank officials told the police that the robbers were bearded men and aged between 22 to 24 and they were wearing traditional Peshawari shoes. The police have registered the case with no arrest made so far. Police investigators said that the gangsters involved in the recent incidents of bank robberies were well-trained and organised. The frequent bank robberies have also put a question mark on the performance of the City police as the investigators have badly failed to trace any of the gangsters. Though the new Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ahmed Raza Tahir had warned the dacoits of fake police encounters during his recent press conference, the robbers are committing brazen bank robberies frequently. During the last three to four years, police sources revealed, there was not even a single bank robbery in the City but some gangsters in the recent past have reintroduced this trend as they are robbing banks openly. Not enough, four robbers on Tuesday struck a bank in broad daylight in Factory Area police jurisdiction and fled away after collecting Rs 2.5 million at gunpoint. In a similar action, the armed robbers barged into the UBL branch situated opposite to the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) at Ferozepur Road on early Tuesday. They damaged the security alarms installed in the bank as they forced their entry into the bank branch and held up the staff and visitors at gunpoint. The bandits collected Rs 2.5 million besides other valuables and fled away from the crime scene, police sources said. The police concerned reached the spot after considerable delay and collected video clips taken from the CCTVs installed in the bank.