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Suspect arrested for theft of rice from a supermarket

A suspect wanted in connection with the theft of rice worth Rs. 250,000 from a supermarket in Mt. Lavinia has been identified by the police.

The suspect was arrested yesterday (13) in possession of 4 grams and 100 milligrams of heroin during a police raid near the Mount Lavinia Railway Station.

He was later interrogated and it was revealed that he had stolen rice.

He had committed the theft on the 11th.

Accordingly, 5 bags of rice containing 5 kg each were found in the suspect’s possession.

A suspect and a woman were arrested along with 8 other bags of rice in two shops for selling stolen rice.

The arrested suspects are aged 34, 33 and 39.