Girl’s chain snatched while viewing lanterns in Moratuwa
The Moratuwa Police have commenced an investigation to arrest a man who snatched a gold chain from a 16-year-old schoolgirl
who was taking pictures of Vesak lanterns at the Weera Puran Appu Open Air Theatre in Moratuwa.
This student, who is a resident of Indibedda, Moratuwa had come to the Weera Puran Appu OpenAir Theatre with her family members on May 7 to view lanterns.
While she was viewing the lanterns and taking photos, a person who had come from behind had grabbed the gold chain she was wearing, and fled. The police said that the robbery had taken place at around 11.30 pm.
According to the police, the person who had robbed the gold chain had run away and got on to a motorcycle that was parked on the road and fled. It is stated in the complaint lodged with the police that the value of the gold chain is about Rs.170,000.