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Street crimes on the rise in Islamabad


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ISLAMABAD: Street crimes have been on the rise in federal capital as car theft and mobile phone snatching witnessed an increase in the last week with more than 51 vehicles were stolen or snatched. Thirty-one mobile phones were also snatched from citizens, mostly at gunpoint, in various localities.

According to police statistics, at least seven snatching occurrences and eight robberies were reported to the city’s various police stations within the same time period. Similar to this, numerous auto theft gangs continued to operate in the city throughout the past week, stealing 51 vehicles, including 43 motorcycles and 8 cars.

Carjackers also lifted 43 motorbikes and seven cars. Criminal gangs were most active within the jurisdiction of Koral, Aabpara, Karachi Company and Kohsar police stations.

In the same period, Koral police station registered five cases of auto theft and eight cases of mobile and cash snatching.


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