Three men broke into an LG showroom beside Robi Tower in Gulshan 1 around 7am yesterday morning.
Gulshan Inspector (investigation) Salauddin Bhuiyan told the Dhaka Tribune: “We had the building cordoned off as soon as we were informed that three people carrying backpacks entered an LG showroom in the building.
“We are assuming that they might have been thieves,” said the inspector, adding that “the intruders had cut the grilles of a window and fled the scene without stealing anything.”
Major Ishtiaq Ahmed, RAB Gulshan CPC company commander, told the Dhaka Tribune: “We entered the building around 11am and found no one inside the showroom except for two backpacks filled with 17 LG mobile phones.”
“We are also assuming that the thieves came to steal documents from the security companies on the fifth floor,” he said.
The LG showroom is on the first and second floor of the building and the fifth floor has two securities companies – Unireal Securities Ltd and Nexim – where law enforcers found documents in a scattered state.
Sabur Molla, security guard of Brac Bank ATM booth on the ground floor, said Bulu, another guard of the booth, heard sounds from the stairs and went to check.
He saw that a man was trying to break the lock of the collapsible gate and when he approached, the intruder threatened him to death.
Bulu immediately informed the matter to the police and they came to the scene in about 30 minutes, Sabur added.
Inspector Salauddin said although they rushed to the scene, the thieves managed to flee.
Gulshan police OC Sirajul Islam said they have already communicated with the owners of the companies in the building and asked them to let police know if anything was missing.
No case has been lodged till the filing of this report in the evening but police ensured that legal action would be taken.