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Garment factory owner’s house broken into in Meegoda

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Gem worth over Rs.350mn, gold and foreign currency stolen

The Meegoda Police say that a thief has taken away a gem worth nearly Rs.350 million and gold articles worth several hundred thousand rupees from the three-storey house of a millionaire garment factory owner in Meegoda, who supplies apparels to foreign countries.

Among the stolen items are a sapphire weighing more than 35 karats, a Rolex wristwatch worth around Rs.1.5 million, a ladies wristwatch of Titan brand, six gold rings, a gold bracelet, a silver ring worth around Rs 0.8 million and US, Singapore dollars, as well as the car’s automatic key and five bank cards.

It is stated in the complaint that on May 5, the businessman along with his wife and two children participated in an alms giving at a temple in Kottawa area and then spent a few hours at the house of a close relative in Colombo and returned home at around 12.30 midnight the next day.

Everyone went to sleep and woke up at around 9.30 a.m. on Saturday 6, a Public Health Inspector of the area had called the businessman and informed him that some bags belonging to him had been left near a paddy field.

An officer said that the thieves who came in had not broken any cupboards of the house but had broken a window in the back area of the second floor of the house and committed this theft. Police are investigating.


Monday, May 8, 2023 – 01:00

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