Detectives from Dhaka have held a housemaid in Cumilla with gold jewellery and money allegedly stolen from the house she worked in the city's Rampura.
The arrestee was identified as Mst Nupur Akter.
On July 23, residents at an apartment at Rampura High School Goli found that gold jewellery and some cash were stolen, said Joint Commissioner of Detective Police Md Mahbub Alam in a press briefing.
Next day the owner of the house filed a case with Rampura police station over the theft. Detective branch of the Ramna branch started investigating the case and arrested Nupur from Baurtala area of Laksam police station today, he said.
During the arrest police have recovered the jewellery and Tk 5000 stolen from that house.
He said recently a syndicate has been active in the capital that gets into houses disguised as house help and later steals valuable goods, money, jewellery and escape.
The drive to detain members of this syndicate is on, said DMP police.
The DMP official requested the city dwellers to collect NID and permanent address details before appointing anyone as house help.
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He said if necessary people can seek help from police and submit their housemaid’s information to CIMS system of police to keep themselves safe.