Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Saturday arrested 11 robbers from Boliyarpur area of Dhaka’s Savar, while they were preparing to stage a robbery.
The arrestees are Md. Shamim aka Sabdul, Md. Anisur Rahman aka Thanda, Md. Salauddin, Md. Ikhtiyar Uddin, Md. Saiful Islam, Md. Jahangir Sarkar, Md. Sajib Islam, Md. Jiban Sarkar, Shri Swapan Chandra Roy, Md. Minhazur Islam, and Shri Madhav Chandra Sarkar.
On the basis of a tip-off, Rab members conducted an operation in Boliyarpur area around 1 am and arrested the robbers while they were preparing for a robbery, said ASP Imran Khan, Assistant director, legal and media wing of the Rab headquarters.
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Rab members seized different tools used in robbery from the arrestees which include a foreign made gun, a pipe gun, two one-shooter gun, six rounds of ammunition, a magazine, two machetes, three iron rods, three axes, two knives, house cutter, 11 hacksaw blades, two laser lights and a hammer.
During the interrogation, the arrestees said that they have been planning to rob a battery factory in Savar. They also said that they have long been involved in robbery of houses, shops, warehouses, even from passenger buses and freight trucks.