Akkaraipattu cops bust jewellery thieving duo
By M.A.P. Deen – Ampara Correspondent
Two thieves responsible for 23 robberies including the theft of 25 sovereigns of gold, three motorcycles and a three-wheeler were arrested by Akkaraipattu Police following a tip-off. Heroin weighing 3,320 mg and clothes used in the robberies were also seized by Police.
The arrest was made at Wangamam in the Irakkamam area by a Police team headed by OIC Crimes M.S.A. Majeed on the instructions of the OIC Akkaraipattu Police Station M.S.D. Wijethunge. The preliminary inquiry revealed that the suspects had systematically robbed jewellery from women attending weddings and other ceremonies. Motorcycles of different models were used in these robberies and the suspects had sold the stolen jewellery to buy heroin.
It also came to light at the inquiries that some of the robberies took place in Thirukkovil, Sammanthurai, Chavalakkadai, Central Camp Sammanthurai, Kalmunai and Eravur.
The locals, happy over the Police’s stern and timely action, expressed their thanks and gratitude to OIC Wijethunge and OIC Majeed.