Detective Branch (DB) police arrested five alleged motorcycle lifters along with seven stolen vehicles from Khilgaon in the capital and Narayanganj on Friday night.
The arrested are Sujon Sheikh, Mostfizur Rahman Manik, Emon, Liton Sardar, and RamjanHossain.
The law enforcers also recovered a pistol and two bullets from their possessions, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman said in a press conference Saturday noon.
He said, "They would lift motorcycles and then resell them to customers after drawing up fake documents for the vehicle." Of the arrestees, Manik, is wanted in 19 different cases with various police
The arrested will be produced before a court with a remand prayer, he added.
UNB adds: The deputy commissioner Media of the DMP said the arrestees revealed that they used to commit robbery in different business establishments using the firearms.