Motorcycle and bicycle thefts, as well as shop burglaries, are on the rise in the Sainthamaruthu area and the local Police have warned residents to be vigilant.
OIC of the Sainthamaruthu Police Division S.L. Samsudeen said yesterday (26) that the public is being made aware at religious and public places in the Police Division.
In the meantime, temporary residents have been asked to register with the appropriate authorities.
It has been reported that the suspects might be addicted to drugs or are involved in the drug trade, according to OIC Samsudeen.
By Naalir Jamaldeen and Farook Shihan