Mt Lavinia police recently arrested two men and took into custody a car which had been stolen from one of their collegues.
They had stolen the car the previous night when it was parked at a house in Mt. Lavinia. According to OIC Crimes Mt. Lavinia police SI Dayananda Konara, a Medical representative employed in a leading Colombo pharmaceutical firm had borrowed a car from a friend since his own car had developed mechanical problems. On the day in question, he had parked the borrowed car at his boarding house in Mt Lavinia . To his surprise when he woke up in the morning he found the vehicle missing. After he lodged a complaint with the Mt. Lavinia police they had asked the owner of the vehicle to inform his friends about the missing car and it paid dividends.
One of his friends had told him that his car, a white Honda Civic 19- was seen parked near a night club near Town Hall around 10 p.m. the previous night. SI Konara said police later traced the car to a house in Pamankade. To the utter dismay of the complainant the two culprits were none other than two of his own collegues who worked as Medical reps.They had admitted to police that they used a skeleton key and taken the vehicle away from the place it was parked.
The suspects were produced before Mt Lavinia Magistrate Vikum Kaluarachchi and released on Rs 100,000 personnel bail and Rs 5,000 cash bail each.