Police arrested seven members of a motorbike theft gang in Chattogram yesterday, in possession with four stolen motorcycles.
The arrestees were identified as Nayon (22), Samir (28), Samrat (25), Badsha (22), Anik (21), Babu (45), and Assaduzzaman (30).
Police said they are professional thieves and involved in various crimes like mugging and robbery.
Noble Chakma, assistant commissioner (Kotwali zone) of Chattogram Metropolitan Police, said the seven were arrested from Kotwali area of the city and Jorarganj in Mirsarai upazila following tip-offs.
"They used to steal motorbikes from the city and later sell those villages in different upazilas," said the AC.
Inspector (investigation) Md Kamruzzaman of Kotwali Police Station told The Daily Star, "To steal motorbikes, they used master key or broke the locks. Then, they would sell those in remote areas with forged documents."
"We first arrested Nayon with a master key. Based on his information, we captured the others in Sitakunda and Mirsarai uapzila and recovered the stolen bikes from Badsha's house," he added.
"Samrat is an accused in four cases filed with different police stations on various charges," he further said.