Three men who stealthily got into vehicles carrying goods to Jaffna and robbed goods were taken into custody by Karuwalagaswewa Police and were remanded till December 7 after being produced before Puttalam District Judge Amal Tilakaratne.
The suspects are Hettiarachchilage Ariyaratne of Puttalam Sirambiadiya, Dehiwattage Christopher Perera and Warnakulasooriya Arachchige Surendra Perera, of Kurugama.
Goods to the value of six hundred and forty six thousand rupees (Rs. 646,000) had been robbed on October. 22 from a lorry bound for Jaffna. Robberies of this nature had been taking place often and even last week-end such a robber had been nabbed while attempting to rob.
Robbers get into lorries plying the Puttalam - Anuradhapura highway at night. In an operation conducted by OIC Karuwalayaswewa Police with a team of police officers the three who were remanded had been taken into custody while they were committing the offence.