Police arrested three robbers who were fleeing with stolen money from a car, after threatening three Mundalam youths who came to Vavuniya Thandikulam on Thursday (29) with Rs. one million to pay an advance for the purchase of a car. The young man, a resident of Mundalam, had come to Vavuniya with his two friends by car with the intention of buying a car according to an advertisement on the internet.
He had also brought one million rupees with him to confirm the deal.
Police said the two sides met near the army welfare store in Thandikulam, Vavuniya.
There, the young man from Mundalama, who had come in the hope of buying the vehicle,
first checked the vehicle papers. Police say the deal was rejected due to an issue with the car‘s documents.
At that time, the people who were there to sell the car robbed the young man from Mundalam of Rs 1 million and drove away in the same car which they had come prepared to sell.
After the youths informed the police in Vavuniya, the police immediately took action
inform the surrounding police stations of the car in which the fleeing group was traveling.
As a result, the Nedunkerni police were able to trap these robbers on the road to Oddusudan.
Police said the suspects fleeing after stealing the cash were residents of
Kilinochchi. They are 22 and 21 years old. Police said a problem had arisen with the car which was to be sold and an investigation had been launched to find its rightful owner.