BARENIS: Cash and valuables worth millions of rupees were stolen from 15 shops in the bazaar of Brenis at night between Thursday and Friday. Local people told ChitralToday that a number of shops were also looted in Reshun the same night.
It is feared that a gang of burglars is active in the area. The affected people have informed the police about the theft but so far no progress has been made in tracing the culprits.
The affected shopkeepers said cash and different items, including cloth and shoes, were taken away by the thieves/burglars. They said the criminals entered the shops after cutting the locks.
It is for the first time that such a large number of shops have been burgled in an organized manner, depriving the owners of cash and valuables.–Iqraruddin Khisraw