Chain snatchers caught

Acting on information that a group of men in a car had been snatching the gold chains of women travelling on the road in the Eheliyagoda area, the Beruwala Police had stopped a vehicle in the Maggona area on the Galle Road on Wednesday, around 1.30 pm.

Upon searching the vehicle, the police officers had found three gold chains, two rings and a receipt for a pawned gold chain. The three suspects who were taken into custody by the police also had six grams and 670 milligrams of heroin in their possession.

The three suspects are 23, 27 and 28 years of age and are residents of the Horana and Galle areas. The suspects were to be produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Investigations are continuing.

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