Athurugiriya suspect reveals reason for alleged chain robberies

Athurugiriya suspect reveals reason for alleged chain robberies

Athurugiriya suspect reveals reason for alleged chain robberies

Written by Staff Writer

25 Jul, 2015 | 9:07 pm

“… I consume Heroin worth Rs.5000 to Rs. 7000 a day. I committed these crimes because I cannot get away from that life ..”

The above was a confession made to the Athurugiriya Police by a suspect involved in thefts worth  millions. The following is a report on a suspect who had gone to great lengths to satisfy his drug use.

The suspect was arrested based on the break-ins that were recorded on close circuit security cameras. Police said that the suspect was responsible for break-ins at shops that had glass windows and that the suspect had fled with goods and money.

Police add that this suspect was behind a number of break-ins in Kadawatha, Kiribathgoda, Wellawatte, Athurugiriya , Thalangama and other areas. Based on the information received, Police discovered a number of stolen equipment and clothing in the possession of the suspect and added that a majority of the loot had been sold.

Police interrogation revealed that the suspect committed such felony to find money to buy drugs.

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