Three individuals have been arrested for stealing 40 gold-plated copper balls used as curtain accessories at the President’s official residence in Colombo.
The Police said the suspects had stolen the items after the public stormed and occupied the President’s official residence following the public uprising on 09th July 2022.
They were arrested by the Welikada Police yesterday after attempting to sell the copper balls as scrap metal.
The suspects who are aged 28, 34, and 37 years are residents of Obeysekerapura in Rajapagiriya.
Further investigations have revealed that they are addicted to narcotics.
The suspects have been handed over to the special Police team conducting investigations into offences related to the President’s official residence. (NewsWire)