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Charity box thief nabbed

A man who robbed the charity box of the historic Kalundeva Navagamuwa Devalaya, was caught by villagers on Sunday.

Police investigations revealed that the suspect had committed the theft on several earlier occasions. The villagers were thus on the alert and caught the suspect red-handed.

He was produced before Dambulla District Magistrate I.M.S.B. Illangasingha who remanded him until February 26.

The suspect, K. Akila Priyantha Abeynayaka, is a resident of the Galoya Hatharaskotuwa area.

Sub Inspector R.M.R.S. Bamdara of the Dambulla Police prosecuted.