Six bicycle thieves nabbed in Mullaitivu

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Six suspects were apprehended after stealing 16 bicycles in the Mullaitivu, Pudukudiirippu area.

The prices of bicycles have skyrocketed due to high demand owing to the fuel crisis. The suspects have stolen 16 bicycles parked in various locations throughout the Mullaitivu area. 

A civil security officer is one of the six suspects. The thefts were brought to the attention of the Police after the owner of the 17th bicycle found a suspect in the middle of a robbery; Police were able to obtain information about other bicycle thefts based on the owner’s complaint.

Police have recovered all of the stolen bicycles and are preparing to charge the suspects in Mullaitivu Court.

By Rasadi Chathuranga Gamage – Vavuniya