It is alarming to note that within the span of 10 days two daring burglaries were committed at least 20 gold shops in Chitlia of Munshiganj Sadar Upazila and in Ashulia of Savar. We are concerned over sudden rise of such crimes on the outskirts of capital Dhaka. It has been noticed that after committing the robbery, the gangs managed to flee the respective areas by speed boats and engine driven trawlers using water ways.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage shows a gang of 20 masked robbers equipped with fire arms and hand made bombs are looting more than 100 Bhoris of gold and Tk 40 lakh at the dead of night on Thursday. And later they managed to escape the scene by speed boat quickly. Besides, seventeen jewelry shops and a grocery store were robbed at gunpoint in Noarhat Bazar, Savar on September 5.
River police must intensify
patrolling on waterways
in no time
A gang of 80 robbers equipped with firearms and lethal weapons, arrived in Noarhat Bazar amid heavy rain by two boats on the Bangshi River. They introduced themselves as cops and looted gold ornaments and cash taka from 17 gold shops and a grocery shops keeping the employees hostages at gunpoint.
Owners of the looted shops were struggling to recover their losses caused by Covid-19 pandemic. They suffered the consequences of poor consumer demand and lockdown restrictions. Now the robbery has faded their hopes away making them helpless and frustrated again.
We believe our law enforcement agencies will net the robbers as early as possible and destroy their networks across the country.
The police and intelligence agencies will have to be on high alert to avert attempts of robbery and ensure safety and security of the people and their business as well. Last but not least. the river police must intensify patrolling on waterways in no time.