The robbers deprived a family of Rs1 million and 57 tolas gold jewellery here in Mughalpura locality of the City on Friday.
According to police sources and family, the robbers entered the house of one Haji Akmal with a half-kg packet of sweets when the family was celebrating the birth of a baby boy. They had hidden their pistol in the packet of sweets.
They sprung into action and held the family hostage. They started collected valuables from the house and made off with gold jewellery worth Rs6 million and Rs1 million cash.
On information, the police reached the spot and started investigation with no clue or recovery.