Nine persons, including the Borella Traffic Police OIC and four Police officers, who were arrested in connection with the robbery of gold and a lightning conductor, were further remanded till July 14, after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today.
The Cinnamon Garden Police informed Court that charges had been filed against the suspects under the firearms ordinance.
The Police charged that the suspects used firearms during the incident.
The suspects were arrested for stealing gold jewellery valued at Rs.550,000 and a lightning conductor that remained under the purview of a stenographer of the Western Provincial Council (WPC) Member, Royce Fernando.
The Cinnamon Gardens Police alleged that the robbery had occurred while the above items belonging to WPC member Royce Fernando were being transported to Colombo by two of his employees in order to be sold. (Yoshitha Perera)