The sense of fear in the city has grown as a result of a major increase in street crime. On Thursday, a group of armed men held a police officer at gunpoint and stole Rs800,000 cash along with two cell phones.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Saad Jabbar was robbed of Rs800,000 and two cell phones as his car approached his apartment in Shanti Nagar, Dalmia, according to Aziz Bhatti police station.

According to The News, the robbers were on two motorcycles. When the policeman was returning from a bank, the robbers pursued him.

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The incident was captured on CCTV, which the police have collected and are reviewing.