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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 - 10:14
FIVE ARRESTED FOR GEM ROBBERY IN PELMADULLA – TEACHER AND FORMER SOLDIERS AMONG THE ARRESTED
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Five persons including teachers and former soldiers have been arrested by the police for the robbery of gems, cash and jewellery valued at over 30 million from a company in Pelmadulla.

The suspects who arrived at the institution on the 28th of this month had stolen 604 gem stones worth over Rs. 15 million, Rs. 447,000 in cash and 62 sovereign pounds of jewellery worth over Rs.5 million.

The Ratnapura Superintendent of Police has commenced an investigation into the incident and accordingly, spies had been used to obtain information from the gem auctions in Ratnapura.

Information has been received regarding a person presenting a stolen gem at a jewellery auction in Ratnapura town and subsequent to questioning the suspect, the details of the theft were revealed.

Five suspects involved in the robbery were later taken into custody, and a three-wheeler and a motorcycle used in the incident have also been taken into police custody.

The suspects are residents of Balangoda, Kirindiwela, Lunugamwehera and Horana.
 
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