Cash stolen from electronically secure building

By L.B. Senaratne

A four-storied building with electronic security devices and housing a departmental store, at Peradeniya, was broken into from the top floor by one or more persons, and cash stolen from the safes within the building, revealed Senior Superintendent of Police I.M. Karunaratne late Friday night.

Officer-in-Charge (OIC)- Crimes, Peradeniya Police, Inspector Wijekoon leading the investigation, had found that the security devices which would relay alarms to select Cellular telephones had been tampered with, which enabled the thief/thieves to break in undetected. The amount of cash stolen has yet to be ascertained.

No arrests have been made so far, while all the staff within the building have been questioned.
Police have not dismissed the possibility of an 'inside' job. Peradeniya Police OIC Chief Inspector J.S.P. Heenkenda is confident that arrests would be made within the next few days.

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