Arrested with fake gold at bank

Kobeigane Police took into custody four suspects including a woman for attempting to pawn fake gold jewellery at the People’s Bank, on Wednesday.

The arrests were made on a tip-off given by the Bank Manager.

The Police also arrested another three suspects, including a three wheeler driver, who had waited in front of the bank for the four suspects who went inside.

The Police seized the stock of fake gold jewellery from the possession of the suspects who had waited outside.

The woman suspect was identified as a 22-year-old resident of Gangoda Werrella in Paadeniya. The other three suspects were identified as residents of Agalawatte, Siyabalaape and Bandarakoswatte.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that all the suspects had taken a lot of money after pawning the fake gold jewellery at many state and private banks.

They were to be produced before the Nikaweretiya Magistrate.

Investigations are continuing.

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