Four suspects were taken into custody by the Mount Lavinia police for robbing a lorry with dry rations worth Rs.3 million which was bound to Akuressa, Greater Colombo DIG Daya Samaraweera said.
The incident was reported last Wednesday at the Maliban junction after one of the suspects who pretended that he was an Inspector attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) had requested to search the lorry.
“A white van had arrived at the scene with the other suspects and kidnapped the driver. The dry rations in the lorry were later unloaded to another lorry in Bandaragama”, he said.
“The driver was asked to phone the owner of the lorry and tell him that he will get delayed to come to the destination”, DIG Samaraweera said.
“We arrested the suspects by tracing the mobile numbers. Among the arrested suspects is an inmate who escaped from the Kalutara prison. We are still looking for one more suspect”, he added.
They suspects are residents of Ambalangoda, Beddagana, Madiwela and Kalutara. The suspects are now being questioned by the police after obtaining detention orders from the Mount Lavinia Magistrate. (Supun Dias)
Comments - 15
Wara Monday, 21 February 2011 06:45 AM
who cares !
Suny J from Melbourn Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:06 PM
Anyway good work police ...hope this is a true story ...not an ATHEPATTU CASE like E news
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:00 PM
There is bound to be more incidents of this nature as time goes since the cost of living is unbearable.
Darwin Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:12 PM
Now we have dry rations being stolen. Where is this miracle of Asia? Could be for a selected few.
Sicillain Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:22 PM
What to do poor fellows.
citizen1 Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:52 PM
Next will be grocery stores and little food shops! Inevitable. As you say hope the culprits are not like 'boothaya' and co.
citizen1 Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:00 PM
How come white vans are now kidnapping lorry drivers?
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 21 February 2011 06:09 PM
Those who now boast "who cares" would be the very people to even raid a lorry carrying grass or "piduru" when they feel the pangs of hunger pretty soon !
SL Monday, 21 February 2011 12:49 AM
Yeah! you too planing a heist?
Yehiya-Doha Monday, 21 February 2011 01:09 AM
Police will produce innocent to court to mislead the nation. But its serious issue. Cost of living unbareable.
Cobra Monday, 21 February 2011 02:38 AM
More to come fellers, more to come!
Konde bendapu china Monday, 21 February 2011 05:00 AM
Grete Robbery Dry Rations Ha Ha Ha
asoka abeywardena Monday, 21 February 2011 05:47 AM
not only dry ration, you won't be able to carry a loaf of bread openly in the future, some one will grab and run your bread...
JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:16 PM
Miracle of Asia!
citizen1 Monday, 21 February 2011 06:23 AM
may even be able to trade gold for bread!
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