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Synonyms for dacoit

a member of an armed gang of robbers

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The dacoits usually cover their faces with masks and target the citizens including the graders on a motorcycle and manage to flee amicably after looting cash and mobile phones.
Qadirpur Rawan police have registered a case against unknown dacoits. The killed dacoit was wanted by police in 18 cases of murder, robbery and other heinous crimes.
According to police, a police team , on a tip off, managed to arrest three dacoits named as Abbas Alias Nani, Tulha and Tahir.
The dacoit tried to snatch cash and mobile phones from the couple.
According to police, more than half- a- dozen members of an unidentified gang of dacoits barged into the house of a small- time trader Madan Poddar in Sakarbasa village under Cheria Bariyarpur block earlier this week to commit dacoity, but his wife and three daughters took on the intruders and not only to foiled their bid, but also helped in getting one of them arrested with the help of other villagers.
Karachi police have carried out a search operation in Aziz Abad and held two dacoits identified as Arsalan and Farhan of DQM .
The arrested dacoit was injured in the firing and succumbed to his injuries later.
QUETTA: Two dacoits were arrested by Levies force in a raid in Babri Khatai area here on Sunday.
According to the FIR, a local farmer Allah Ditta and his two sons were working in fields, when three armed dacoits reached there.
RAWALPINDI: At least two people were wounded when dacoits opened fire during a robbery attempt in a village near Chaklala in the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station in Rawalpindi on Tuesday/Wednesday night.According to details, five dacoits entered a house to commit robbery in a village near Chaklala but the family members offered resistance upon which dacoits opened fire and wounded two people.
Following his arrest, the dacoit, who was wanted in numerous cases, was shifted to the Civil Hospital, police noted.
SIALKOT -- During search operation, police on Friday successfully traced out dacoit gang and arrested three dacoits who involved in 15 cases of robberies and dacoities.
Weapons and bike were recovered from them, police added.Meanwhile, a dacoit, Irfan (alias Farooq), was arrested after a shootout with Sukkur security officials.
QUETTA: A senior police officer, two dacoits and four tribes' men were killed in two armed clash incidents in Jhal Magsi and Jaffarabad districts, on Friday.Police officials said that House Station Officer (SHO) Gandakha Police station Rahim Bakhsh Marri conducted raid in Gandakha area on a tip off about the presence of dacoit Zulfiqar Brohi and his other colleagues in the area.
HAFIZABAD -- In an encounter with the villagers and dacoits, the villagers overpowered four dacoits including one injured dacoit in village Wachhoke.