Four suspected robbers were injured in a reported gunfight with detectives during a robbery incident at a sweater factory at Kadda Islampur in the city early Friday.
A gang of robbers, numbering 15-16, entered the factory of ‘Ocean Sweater Limited’ around 2:30 am with the help of Hasan Ali, a security gourd, and looted valuables, including cotton and yarn, from the factory,
said Iqbal Hossain, sub-inspector of the Detective Branch (DB) of police.
Later the robbers took the valuables into a covered van and left the scene.
On information, a team of DB police intercepted the covered van and challenged the robbers.
Sensing danger, the robbers opened fire at police prompting them to fire back, triggering a gunfight that left four of the gang members injured.
The four are–Mamun, 25, Sultan Uddin, 42, Abdus Salam, 40 and Hamidul, 30, all hailing from Tangail, Dinajpur and Rangpur districts.
Police arrested the injured four robbers while the others managed to flee the scene with the booty.
The injured were rushed to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital.
They are members of an inter-district robber gang and wanted in several cases, said police.