The first incident took place near Model Police Station Phalia where perpetrators snatched car from its driver Maher Imdad Ali at gunpoint and escaped firing indiscriminately. They took the car about twenty miles away in precincts of Kuthiala Sheikhan Police where they removed upholstery, seats and other spare parts from the car after dismantling and went away leaving the car frame on the road.
In the second incident two unknown armed persons entered Mobile Phone shop in Malakwal and took away mobile phones worth Rs 60 thousand and cash during broad day light without facing any resistance.
FIRs had been registered in Police Stations but so far culprits had not been traced out. Cell Phones, vehicles and motorcycles snatching incidents are on rise in the area that were causing serious concerns among the public. Citizens demand of police to be more proactive to control robbery and theft incidents.