Sailor turns chain snatcher
A sailor attached to Tissa Naval Camp, Trincomalee has been arrested
in connection with a series of gold chain snatching incidents in the
Police launched an investigation following a complaint by a woman
that her chain was snatched on Sunday night by a person on a motorcycle
while she was walking along College Road, Trincomalee. After obtaining
the registration number of the motorcycle, police identified the suspect
as a resident of Horowpathana and a Navy personnel attached to Tissa
The suspect was handed over to the Police by Naval officers.
Investigations revealed the suspect was directly involved in five
robberies where gold chains and money were robbed from pedestrians at
night in the Trincomalee town.
Police also seized the motorcycle, Rs 8,000 and five mobile phones
from his possession.
The suspect is being questioned. Trincomalee police are