Members of Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested 42 snatchers, including members of ‘Salam party’, a gang of snatchers, in separate drives in the city on Friday.
DB police conducted drives in different parts of the city on Friday and arrested them, said Additional Commissioner (DB) Abdul Baten at a press briefing at DMP Media Centre on Saturday.
The arrestees used to snatch valuables from pedestrians and rickshaw passengers in Satrasta, Nabisco, Mohakhali Bus Terminal, Mohakhali Rail Crossing, Banani, Gulshan-1, Gulshan Link Road, Rampura Bridge, Dhanmondi, Bangshal, Chawkbazar, Kolabagan, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, and New Market areas in the city, he added.
The detectives also seized 74 mobile phone sets, one tab, one laptop, 13 knives, and two sharp weapons from their possessions.
The arrestees used to stop pedestrians and rickshaw passengers by offering ‘Salam’ and snatch their belongings, Baten said.
Law enforcers are trying to arrest other people involved in mugging in the city, he added.