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5 arrested for stealing over 500 motorcycles in Dhaka

The gang has been stealing motorbikes since 2015, say police

Update : 17 Aug 2022, 09:07 PM

A total of five members of a motorbike theft gang have been arrested from Shanir Akhra and Dhalpur areas of the capital, police said on Wednesday.

The arrestees are Nur Mohammad, 26, Rabin, 23, Sajal, 18, Manir, 22 and Akash, 22. 

Police arrested them after checking the CCTV footage of Wari and Gendaraia areas in Dhaka during investigation of two motorbike theft cases, said a press release of Dhaka Metropolitan Police issued on Wednesday.

After interrogation, it was known that the arrestees had long been involved in stealing motorbike from different parts of the city.

According to police, Nur Mohammad is the ringleader of the gang and he used to work at a furniture shop in Juraine.

Postagola Bridge, Mawa Road, Srinagar Bypass via Meghula Bazar and Dohar routes and Keraniganj, Joypara and Dohar routes were used as safe spots for stealing bikes.

Sajal, Manir and Akash were involved in brining customers to sell the stolen bikes, the release said.

The gang has been able to steal over 500 motorbikes since 2015.

Besides, Nur was wanted in four cases, Robin in three cases and the rest in one case.

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