Software engineer arrested in connection with 25 lootings, six robberies

The Colombo Crimes Division of the Police arrested a 25-year old software engineering degree holder in connection with 25 lootings and six robberies in the Colombo area.

He had 7.8 grammes of heroin in his possession when he was arrested in Kitulwatte, Narahenpita.The suspect, a resident of Pannipitiya, Maharagama is addicted to the ICE drug, according to the Police.

He had looted properties worth of about Rs.10 million in the Narahenpita, Wellampitiya, Maharagama, Kohuwala, Mirihana, Piliyandala, Malabe and Welikada areas.The Police, though lengthy questioning, found smartphones worth of Rs 3 million and several gold chains in his possession.

He had also stolen parked motorbikes and had snatched womens’ handbags. He had withdrawn money with ATM cards found in the women’s handbags using the software knowledge he possessed. (