Robbers stole more than TK 11 crore 25 lakh in cash from a car of Dutch Bangla Bank Ltd. (DBBL) on Thursday morning that was on its way to Savar to refill ATMs.
The incident occurred at around 7:30 in the morning when officials of a private security firm were travelling towards Savar in a microbus after collecting the cash from the bank’s office in Mirpur’s EPZ. The robbery took place in Dhaka’s Turag area.
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Shariful Islam, inspector (investigation) of the Turag Police Station, confirmed the event. The Police officer reported that a group of armed robbers seized the vehicle and robbed it at gunpoint.
Statements reveal that the robbers had parked their microbus across the street and stopped the Dutch Bangla Bank vehicle at the Bridge no 11 in Sector 16, Uttara. Around 10-12 armed robbers got out of a black microbus, broke the door of the vehicle transporting money, took everyone hostage at gunpoint, stole the trunk filled with 11 crore 25 lakh TK, and fled.
A case is currently being filed, and CCTV footage of the incident is currently being reviewed. “We are trying to arrest the criminals and recover the looted money,” said inspector Shariful.