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Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 9:32
Robber with special taste for tea factories arrested
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A robber who had broken into 19 tea factories in the Southern Province was accidentally apprehended during a routine vehicle check on the Morawaka-Neluwa Road this morning (28).

Police said that the 34-year-old suspect, a resident of Opatha, was riding a motorcycle when he was apprehended.

He was also possessing a live hand grenade.

Police said that suspect had robbed tea factories in Akuressa, Urubokka, Kosmodera, Pitabeddara, Hiniduma, Neluwa, Imaduwa, Yakkalamulla and Kiniyawela.

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