(VIDEO) STF uses GPS tracking to arrest driver who sped away with Rs. 67 Mn

(VIDEO) STF uses GPS tracking to arrest driver who sped away with Rs. 67 Mn

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Nov, 2021 | 2:36 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); A driver employed to transport cash for ATM machines owned by a private bank, was arrested on Monday (1) after he fled with over Rs.67 million in cash.

The STF said the driver was transporting money with a team of security officers of a private security firm from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya to deposit in the ATM machines.

However, the driver fled with the money in the van while officials were depositing money at an ATM in the Hatton Town.

Thereafter, a team of officers of the Nuwara Eliya STF Camp tracked down the suspect using the GPS device installed by the bank in the van.

Investigations revealed that the driver was an army deserter.

The suspect and the van were handed over to the Keppetipola Police Station for further investigations.

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