LAHORE – Dacoits continued their looting spree in the provincial capital on Wednesday and made off with cash, gold ornaments, and other valuables worth millions of rupees besides 11 motorcycles in more than 30 strikes, police sources claimed.

According to sources, two gunmen riding on a motorcycle held up the family members of Adnan Rana at gunpoint in the Johar Town police area and snatched away cash and gold ornaments worth Rs300,000.

Muhammad Liaqat told the Barki police that eight gunmen stormed into his godown and snatched away three mini-trucks and a motorcycle at gunpoint. The police are investigating.

Five armed bandits barged into the house of Amna Akbar in the Township police vicinity and fled away after collecting cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs 600,000 after holding the inmates’ hostage at gunpoint.

Robbers also looted three houses situated in the Race Course, Green Town, and Factory Area police limits and made off with cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 1.1 million at gunpoint.

Three armed bandits forced their entry into the shop of Aqeel in the limits of Islampura police and escaped after collecting cash and valuables worth Rs 100,000.

Two motorcyclists also snatched away cash and valuables worth Rs 150,000 at gunpoint from the shop of Amir in the Shafiqabad police precincts.

Gunmen riding on motorcycles also robbed families, motorists, and passersby in the Johar Town, North Cantonment, Iqbal Town, Garhi Shahu, Samanabad, Factory area, Mughalpura, again Factory Area, North Cantonment and again Mughalpura police area, and escaped after collecting cash and valuables worth Rs 750,000.

A van was stolen away from Bhatti Gate police area while 11 motorcycles were either snatched or stolen away from the Gulshan-e-Ravi, Gowalmandi, Sanda, Sabzazar, Ichhra, Gulberg, Garden Town, Race Course, Muslim Town, Shahdara and Baghbanpura police areas. The police are investigating.

Widow found strangled, son missing: A 50-year-old widow found strangled from her residence in the limits of North Cantonment police on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old youngest son of the mother of three is still missing under mysterious circumstances, police investigators said.

The deceased woman, identified as Nusrat Bibi, was lying murdered in the bedroom at her house located near Gujjarpura Chungi with sever torture marks on her body as the investigators reached the crimes scene. Muhammad Abbas found his mother strangled as he returned home from work after Tuesday midnight. Police suspected that unidentified killers strangled the women and fled away.

The youngest son of the deceased, Muhammad Waqas, is also missing under mysterious circumstances. Both Waqas and his mother, Nusrat, were present home when the incident took place. The police have removed the body to the morgue for an autopsy and are investigating with no arrest made so far. No FIR was registered till Wednesday night as the investigators were collecting evidences to determine the happening and motives behind the killing.