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Domestic aide arrested for stealing money

A woman alleged to have stolen money worth Rs 160,000 from a house in Attapattu Mawatha, Dehiwala was arrested by the Dehiwala Crime Branch yesterday.

It was revealed that the woman had come to the house as a maid, several years ago and she had stolen the money and fled at 4.00 a.m when the occupants of the house were asleep.

The woman a resident of Jaffna had spent the money in an extravagant manner. The suspect woman was produced at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Courts by the Crime Branch of the Dehiwala Police.