Police arrested seven car thieves and seized two private cars and two motor bikes from their possessions in separate drives at Gazipur Chowrasta and Mirpur in the capital yesterday.
Kazi Wazed Ali, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station, said acting on a tip-off, a patrol team waylaid a private car at Technical of Mirpur and arrested two car lifters early in the morning.
Three of their cohorts managed to escape during the drive, he said.
In another drive, Mirpur police recovered a stolen private car from Gazipur Chowrasta at 2:00pm. Sensing presence of police, car lifters fled the scene leaving the car behind, the OC said.
At Mirpur-2, police recovered two stolen motorbikes and arrested five lifters in this connection at 10:30am.
All the arrestees confessed that they shot at victims’ legs while snatching the cars and motorbikes, police said.
Courtesy of The Daily Star