It has been reported that increasing incidents of chain-snatching targeting women and four such theft cases in this regard was reported, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said the incidents were reported from Yakkala, Wellawa, Walasmulla and Kalmunai police areas during the past 24-hours.
All the victims affected were women, he said.
"All the perpetrators were the riders and pillion riders of motorcycles and women are becoming victims of crimes of this nature. Therefore, all are advised to take precautionary measures in order to prevent such incidents," the police spokesman said.
He said the women who walk on isolated roads or in the poorly lit areas are becoming the victims of these snatch thieves.
The police have arrested 13 suspects who had involved in snatch theft incidents during the past three weeks.
The police investigations revealed that the suspects who were involved in these cases were members of various organised crime groups or drug addicts, the spokesman added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Must have learnt from Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena. That is what he did
Chamarilatha Wednesday, 21 April 2021 10:53 AM
Looks like RA is back to his old tricks! what's the matter? Not enough perks in govt?
RoaringCreek Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:00 AM
This is the barometer reading for the state of economy in Sri Lanka.
Thimothy joseph Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:01 AM
What more do you expect in a lawless country and sky rocketing cost of living.
People are sufferings guys.. This is not the way to Govern it... We need some relief.
Sam Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:41 AM
What news about the daylight multi-billion Sugar deal? What about the inferior coconut oil scam injurious to the people? At least what about the Oil bowsers caught and sent back? but so far no one is being questioned. Has those bulk oil sent back to where it came from or being released to the market?
Won't be surprised that new dramas are now being played wasting time and fooling peoples minds
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