Nov 28, 2017

Chain snatching doctor

A doctor, his wife and a former military officer who are facing charges of driving around in a hybrid vehicle and snatching gold chains from women on the streets have been ordered by the Attanagalla Magistrate and Additional District Judge Lakmal Perera to be remanded until November 29.

The doctor, his wife and the military officer are residents of the Ambalantota Ridiyagama area. The suspects had snatched a gold chain in the Kalagedihena, Sapugastenna area and had fled in the hybrid vehicle, when the Veyangoda Police had used modern technology to track the suspects and had apprehended them in the Ambalantota area and recovered the gold chain and taken the car into police custody.

The doctor had been interdicted from state service and is currently engaged in private practice while the military officer has been rendered disabled while in service and is believed to have been engaged in many crimes. According to the police, the three suspects are said to be heavily addicted to drugs.