In broad daylight, a group of armed and masked robbers stormed into a jewellery shop on the Dhaka-Mawa highway in Keraniganj and fled with 500 bhori gold Wednesday, police said.
"Six motorcycle-borne men entered Al-Amin Jewellers at crowded Abdullahpur Bazar around 2pm. They fired about 15 bullets in the air and threw 12 bombs before and after committing the crime to terrorise the locals," Additional Superintendent of Police (Keraniganj circle) Shahabuddin said.
After barging into the shop, the robbers also threatened the shop owner Shwapon (50) and his staff to remain mum and not to resist.
"The robbers left the area after committing the robbery in five minutes. As Shwapon tried to catch one of them, they shot him in the leg," Shahabuddin said.
"Legal actions will be taken against them," he added.