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Rs.10.5 Mn gold, currency stolen from Sea Street jeweller

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A person who was carrying a parcel containing gold and foreign currency worth nearly Rs.10.5 Mn had been abducted in a three-wheeler at Sea Street in Pettah and the robbers had fled after looting the parcel from the person’s possession, Police said.

According to Police, there were 432 grams of 21-22 carat gold, 92 grams of 24 carat gold and foreign currency worth Rs 1.9 million in that parcel. It is known that a businessman who owns a gold jewellery shop in Sea Street, Pettah has two gold shops in Kaththankudi and Batticaloa and the melted gold pieces from those shops are brought to

the Sea Street Gold shop about two days a week from Kaththankudi to Colombo. It has

been revealed during the police investigation that they are being sent through known bus driverswho arrive at night time. A parcel containing gold and foreign currency had been handed over to a private bus arriving in Colombo in the early hours of January 11 and an employee of the gold jewellery store had been informed via a telephone call at around 5 am to collect the parcel from the bus driver.

Accordingly, one employee had woken up another employee had sent him to the Gas Paha Junction and asked him to sit on the front step of the gold jewellery shop until the bus arrives. The worker who took the parcel from the bus had hidden it in his waist and as soon as he came near the gold jewellery store, a person had got off from a three-wheeler that had followed him and forced him into the three-wheeler after grabbing him by the neck, stating that they were from the CID, according to Police.

At that time, the employee who was near the stairs had tried to prevent this incident, but the robber had pointed a sharp knife at him and after abducting the employee, the three-wheeler had driven off towards Kochchikade at a high speed along Sea Street, Police said.

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