Chatting leads to theft, arrest

Chatting leads to theft, arrest

April 30, 2010   02:07 pm


A Sri Lankan youth who duped and stole money and valuables from a Dubai based Sri Lankan engineer who was visiting Sri Lankahas been arrested by the Maradana Police today.



The Dubaibased Sri Lankan engineer had met the local youth(21) on an internet chat room and had been keeping in touch through chatting over the internet. When the engineer decided to visit Sri Lankahe had requested the youth to help him find his way around Colombo to which he had agreed. While at a hotel in Maradana when the engineer had gone to use the bathroom the youth had stolen Dirham 10,430 (Rs. 324,494) a laptop and a mobile phone and escaped.



Maradana police with the lead of only a mobile phone number used by the suspect had tracked him down and arrested him.

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