Sunday, 10 July 2011
Chittagong, Bangladesh - 'Robin Hood' burglar caught by CCTV
09/07/2011 - The burglar was able to break any lock, get into any vault or gold shop by using a screwdriver and wrench.
A "benevolent burglar" hailed as a modern-day Robin Hood for donating his ill-gotten gains to local orphanages has been arrested in southeastern Bangladesh, police said on Thursday.
Badiul Haq Nasir, 45, who had earned millions in well-planned heists, was revered in dozens of villages for making large donations to orphanages and mosques, local police chief Babul Akhter told AFP.
"The villagers say he's a benevolent man - he would help anyone who needed it," Akhter said, adding though that Nasir lived in a "palatial" house and also owned a lot of property.
The burglar had donated part of the booty of two million taka ($27,000) from one recent robbery to a mosque in his village, Akhter said.
"Nasir is probably the most efficient burglar in the country. He can break any lock, get into any vault or gold shop by using a screwdriver and wrench," Akhter said.
Nasir was arrested on Wednesday following a week-long manhunt after he was caught on a security camera breaking into a shop in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong.
Posted by sysiphus at 13:04