Four including two fake cops arrested

Nittambuwa Police during a special search operation arrested four suspects including two who were impersonating as Police officers while they were travelling in a car in the Maimbula area on Wednesday night.

“The two suspects were wearing the sports attire provided to Police officers and they were arrested along with a pair of handcuffs and fake vehicle number plates,” Police said.

“The four arrested suspects are in the 27, 31 and 43 age group and are residents of Maimbula, Mulleriyawa, Watareka and Ellakkala.They had met each other while in Prison in connection with a spate of robberies committed by them,” Police said.

According to Police, the suspects had been arrested while on the way to steal luxury vehicles. It had been their plan to take these vehicles into their custody impersonating Police officers and release the owners of these vehicles after stealing them. Police stated that investigations have begun as to how the suspects had received the pair of handcuffs from a Police officer.

The suspects were to be produced before the Attanagalla Magistrate Courts yesterday. Nittambuwa Police are investigating.



by dailynews sri lanka

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