A suspected robber was arrested after a gunfight with police in Niribili area under Ashulia police station, on the outskirts of the capital early Saturday.
Rezaul Haq, officer-in-charge of the police station, said a gang of robbers stormed the rod-cement shop of Shamim Hossain, a former commissioner of Savar municipality, and tried to loot valuables around 3 am.
At one stage, a patrol team of police challenged them.
Sensing danger, the robbers opened fire at police prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
Both robbers and police exchanged gunshots for half an hour.
Later, police detained one of them while the others managed to flee the scene.