Robbery at motorcycle showroom: 6 arrested from Dhaka
Rab arrested six people in connection with the robbery at a motorcycle showroom in Dhaka's Shyamoli area on October 12.
A team of Rab-2 arrested them from Dhaka's Dhamrai and Keraniganj area yesterday, Khandaker Al Moin, Rab's legal and media wing director, told at a press briefing at the force's media centre today.
The arrestees are the gang leader Jahirul Islam, Jasim Uddin, Jahidul Islam Sikder, Khairul Bhuiyan, Rakib Hasan, and Md Nayan, the Rab official said.
Rab recovered Tk 1.93 lakh from their possession, Moin said.
Criminals looted Tk 5 lakh from the showroom named Eden Autos after stabbing two of its staff that evening, according to a case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.
The Rab official said the gang having 8 to 12 members used to extort owners of under-construction houses and different shops, using the names of top criminals hiding abroad. They would make phone calls using international numbers demanding money.
They carried out the robbery at Eden Autos as its owner denied to pay extortion money, Moin said.
All the arrestees have earlier been accused in cases filed with different police stations under various charges, including drug peddling and auto rickshaw lifting, Rab sources said.