Ratnapura police are hunting for a suspect who escaped when he was taken into courts for his trial.
Prisons media spokesman Thushara Upuldeniya told our news team that this suspect was being detained in a court cell, prior to the hearing.
The suspect was being charged with breaking and entering residences as well as theft.
The police has launched manhunt into the case.
Meanwhile, four people were arrested when they broke into a house in Godakawela area. They have robbed gems, gold and money from the house.
The group was arrested by the Kalthota police. One suspect has fled the area.