CHATTOGRAM: Police arrested eight snatchers with firearm and sharp weapons from Double Mooring area in the city on Thursday night.
The arrestees are Tushar Hossain, 25, Tajul Islam, 36, Md Topu, 22, Hayat Mahmud, 23, Anwar Hossain, 21, Nazmul Islam, 28, Abdur Rahman, 20, and Jony Shah, 32.Officer in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Mohsin of Double Mooring Police Station said police conducted a drive in Sheikh Mujib Road in the area and arrested eight members of a snatching gang.
The law enforcers also recovered one light gun, three sharp weapons, one cartridge and eight snatched mobile sets from their possession, he said.
The arrested are professional snatchers led by Tushar and are accused of several cases filed on different charges, OC Mohsin said.
They target passengers to snatch in public vehicles in the broad daylight if rickshaws and pedestrians they do it in the night, said the officer.
Three cases were filed on different charges accusing the arrestees with the concerned police station, he added.