Suspect steals Rs. 27 Mn; found hiding inside water tank

Suspect steals Rs. 27 Mn; found hiding inside water tank

Suspect steals Rs. 27 Mn; found hiding inside water tank

Written by Teena Marian

16 Apr, 2022 | 12:28 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police arrested a 32-year-old man for attempting to steal Rs. 27 Mn from a leading clothing store in Kadawatha.

This incident took place on Friday (15), and following an investigation, police teams located the suspect while he was hiding inside a water tank located on the rooftop of the clothing store.

Police seized Rs. 27, 219, 380/- from the possession of the suspect, who is a resident in the Nagollagama area.

Sri Lanka Police said that the suspect had broken into the safe of the clothing store using a drill to commit the crime.

However, due to the unexpected arrival of the employees of the clothing store in the morning, the suspect had not been able to flee, and had hidden the money at one location, and hidden in the water tank, to make a getaway at night, said Sri Lanka Police.

The drill used by the suspect was found inside the clothing store, and police investigated the premises and managed to arrest the suspect before he escaped.

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