Man who stole weapon of camp sentry identified
The Police have identified the suspect who had stolen a T-56 firearm with 4 magazines containing 120 bullets from the Pitipana guard room of the Panagoda Army Camp. The Police suspect that he previously worked in the Army. The theft was between 7.40pm to 8.20pm on March 3. The suspect, who was in civil dress, had introduced himself to the soldier in the guard room as an Army officer. He had sent the soldier to a nearby shop with Rs.200 to buy him a betel quid and a cigarette. However, the suspect had gone when the soldier returned, and the T56 gun and the four magazines were also missing.
The Panagoda Camp lodged a complaint with the Homagama Police. One magazine with 30 bullets was found near a culvert. Police had identified the suspect with the help of a CCTV footage in a shop. The Police are tracing him using CCTV recordings.