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Two suspects arrested for stealing estate worker’s money, mobile phone

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Two suspects were arrested for stealing Rs. 95,000 and mobile phone from an estate employee in Akuressa, Matara, Akuressa Police said.

On February 18, an employee of an estate in Morawaka had withdrawn Rs. 95,000 from an account he had in a bank in Matara where he deposited money of his Provided Fund. He had then gone to a club in Akuressa and fallen asleep near a store under the influence of drugs.

When he woke up around 10.00 pm, he had found that someone had stolen the cash from his bag along with his mobile phone while he was asleep.

Upon receiving a complaint by the employee in this regard, Akuressa Police arrested two suspects and retrieved Rs. 12,000 from them. Police said that the two suspects are drug addicts. They are residents of Kiyaduwa and Hulandawa. Police are looking for another person as well in connection with the robbery.

The two suspects were to be produced before the Matara Magistrate’s Court on February 21.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – 01:00

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