Cops in Gazipur arrested nine suspected robbers from Borjona village in Kapasia upazila on Friday.
A group of robbers, numbering 10-12, swooped on the house of Chan Mia in the dead of night and looted valuables keeping the house inmates hostages at gunpoint, say police, quoting locals.
The valuables included gold ornaments, Tk 62,000 cash and five mobile phone sets.
However, at one point, locals heard a loud hue and cry coming from Chan Mia’s house.
Wasting no time, the local people rushed to the house and caught nine robbers after chasing them.
Later, they were given a good thrashing and handed over to police.
A case has been filed in connection with the incident.