8 robbers held
Police last night arrested eight suspected robbers and recovered looted cash and valuables from their possessions six hours after the gang had raided the house of a businessman at Shyampur in the city.
The identities of the alleged robbers, arrested from different places at Shyampur and other nearby areas during a series of raids ending at 9:00pm, could not be known immediately.
Police said a gang of eight robbers entered the second-floor apartment of Kabir Hossain at 1:30pm pressing the doorbell.
They tied up hands and legs of all the family members, kept them hostage at knife point and looted gold ornaments weighing 12 tolas, and Tk 82 thousand in cash.
On information, police rushed to the spot and arrested one Liton for his suspicious movement.
Following clues from Liton, police arrested the eight robbers and recovered looted gold ornaments weighing eight tolas and Tk 60,500 from their possessions.