Ghaziabad: Over a dozen armed dacoits looted cash, valuables and a licensed pistol from the house of a merchant on the Delhi-U.P. border over the weekend.

Police sources said on Saturday that the dacoits knocked at the door of an iron merchant, Arvind Dewan, on Friday night. As he opened the main door, the miscreants entered the house. They pushed the inmates, including women, inside a room at gun-point and looted Rs. 15 lakh, ornaments worth Rs. 12 lakh and a licensed pistol, the police added.- PTI