Sylhet: Police arrested six alleged robbers along with a knife and a pistol from different areas in the city early Monday.
The arrestees were identified as Masum Ahmad,22, son of Azir Uddin of Kohairgarh village and Dipu Debnath,29, son of Direndra Debnath of Rameshwar village in Jointapur upazila of Sylhet, Liton Miah,24, son of Siraj Miah of Majhgaon village in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar, Abdul Matin Kamrul,32, son of late Gani Miah of Karimpur village in Dakkhin Surma upazila, Murad Ahmad,30, son Abu Zafar Sardar, a resident of Electric Supply area under Airport Police Station of the city, and Sijan Khan,18, son of Siltah Khan, a resident of Ambarkhana Jalali of the city.
Police said tipped off that a gang of robbers were preparing to commit a robbery in a house on Road no-1 in Shapla Residential Area under Shahparan thana, a team of police launched a drive at about 1:00 am.
When the robbers sensing the presence of the law enforcers attempted to flee, police caught four of the gang along with a knife from Tilagarh point.
Later, the police team, based on information from the four arrested, conducted a drive in Electric Supply area and arrested two more robbers at about 2:00 am.
Police also recovered a pistol from their possession.
The arrestees were wanted in several cases, police said.
6 robbers held in Sylhet