NOWSHERA: Thieves looted three shops, including a jewellary shop, in Pabbi Station Bazaar of Nowshera on Cherat Road on Monday night.

Local sources said the thieves entered the shops by breaking their locks in the night and escaped with jewellery, other precious items and money. There was no police in the busy market at the time of the incident. Policemen arrived at the scene of the incident after an hour. The value of the stolen jewellery and other items was being assessed.

The traders complained that police arrived late despite being informed about the incident. They said the concerned deputy superintendent of police (DSP) has assured them of filing the first information report (FIR) and conducting investigation on modern lines.