‘Hinges Sudu’ arrested
The suspect who stole the brass hinges attached to the doors and windows of the Navy Commander Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera’s private residence in Polgasowita was arrested in Dehiwela.
The Colombo Crime Division said the arrested suspect is a 30-year-old resident of Madapatha Jamburaliya village known as ‘Hinges Sudu’. The suspect had stolen a stock of hinges worth Rs.64,000. The Navy Commander resides in the official residence with his family members in Colombo.
The theft took place between the April 2 and 17. The arrested suspect stole the brass hinges attached to all the doors and windows of the house and sold them to a shop selling iron goods in Bokundara for Rs.5,600.
He had bought heroin with the money, the police said. The suspect has not stolen any other property from the Navy Commander’s house and it has been further revealed during the police investigations that earlier in this way only hinges were taken from three houses in Kesbewa police area by the suspect. The 30-year-old suspect is to be produced before court.