2 muggers caught red-handed in Savar

Published : 06 Jan 2021 09:22 PM

A college student caught two muggers while snatching Tk 41,200 by stopping a covered van of Shah Cement Company, at Radio Colony area in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Monday.

“Locals later handed the muggers to police and a case has been filed regarding the incident”, Saiful Islam, Inspector of Savar model police station told Bangladesh Post.

The detained muggers were identified as Robiul Islam Rubel, 26, Son of Shofi Ahmed, hailed from Jassore district, and lives at Uttar Badda area in Savar, and Shakil Hossen, 20, son of Arif Hossen, hailed from Dhamrai Upazila, and lives at Shobujbag area in Savar. 

Sohel Rana, the college student and the eyewitness of the incident said, the incident took place around 10 pm at Shimultola area on Dhaka-Aricha highway. Three muggers stopping a covered van of Shah Cement Company snatched taka 41,200 from the staffs on-board and fled from the scene by a local bus.

“They asked me to leave from the spot, otherwise threatened to kill me, when they noticed that I saw the incident standing a little bit away. I had later called 999, and started to follow the muggers. The muggers got off the bus just 100 meters away from the scene at Shimultola stand, and went to Radio Colony area by a rickshaw. At one point, I along with the Covered Van driver grabbed two of the muggers with the cooperation of locals but the other managed to flee. Later, we handed them over to police”, Sohel Rana said describing the incident to Bangladesh Post.

Saiful Islam, Inspector of Savar model police station said, after getting informed by 999, a team of Savar model police rushed to the spot, and detained the two muggers. We found taka 24 thousand and two sharp knives searching their bodies. A case has been filed and the detainees were produced before a Dhaka court on Tuesday morning, as well as operation is underway to arrest another culprit.

Md. Rafik, the covered van driver said, they were going towards Muktarpur area of Dhaka’s Munshiganj from Gaibandha district, and faced the snatchers when they reached at Savar.