Police recovered the mugged iPhone of Planning Minister MA Mannan on Sunday, nearly two months after it was snatched from him at Bijoy Sarani in the capital.
Police also arrested five criminals and recovered 10 mobile phone sets and a laptop from them. The arrestees are Mohammad Sogir, Sumon Mia, Jakir Hossain, Hamid Ahmed Sohag alias Arif and Mohammad Jibon.
“Sometimes, unexpected incidents occur during traffic jams on the city roads. Such an incident happened on May 30. On that day, our planning minister was returning to his residence from office. His car was stuck in the traffic jam at Bijoy Sarani. The minister was talking over phone opening the car widow. Just then, a mugger snatched the mobile phone and went away,” the police officer said.
Later, a case was filed with Kafrul Police Station on June 1. After the incident, various units of police began working to recover the phone and arrest the mugger, he said.
On July 12, two muggers riding on a motorbike snatched a purse of a woman named Nusrat Jahan from in front of NCC Bank at Sathmasjid Road in Dhanmondi at about 5:50pm. There was an iPhone in the purse.
The woman filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station. During investigation of the case, police identified Sogir and Sumon and arrested them with the motorcycle.