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Dehiwala Police on Sunday arrested two persons, including a Prison Sergeant for breaking and entering houses in Dehiwala and Mt. Lavinia Police Divisions and stealing cash and jewellery.

The suspects are a 61-year-old resident of Malwatte Road, Dehiwala and a 50-year-old Prison Sergeant.

According to initial Police investigations, the main suspect who has several previous convictions for theft had befriended the Prison Sergeant. The Prison Sergeant is reported to have stored all the stolen items.

Police said that the main suspect has 12 open warrants against him, apart from a number of robbery cases.

Upon interrogation, the suspect had revealed that the stolen goods valued at around Rs. two million had been given to the Prison Sergeant.

Source DailyNews
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