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Criminal arrested

A suspect who robbed five houses in the Horana and Piliyandala areas was taken into custody by the Mirihana Special Crimes Investigation Unit on Monday.

The 32-year-old suspect was arrested while hiding in a house in Halthota, Horana.

Police also seized jewellery worth nearly 10 pounds, Rs. 150,000 cash and a camera from his possession.

Police revealed that the suspect was a registered criminal in the Elpitiya Police and was in jail for several robberies in the Elpitiya area in 1996.

“The suspect arrived in Sri Lanka a few years ago from abroad and was a drug addict, police said. Police also revealed that he had pawned the stolen jewellery at some pawning centres in the Moratuwa and Piliyandala areas.

Investigations are continuing.

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