Robbers were exchanged fire with police reportedly at Dhamrai in Savar. Five policemen were injured in the incident.

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.