A youth has stolen jewellery and money from two women travelling in a long-distance bus after offering them Chinese rolls filled with sleeping pills.
Police Spokesman Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana said the two women were travelling in a bus from Anuradhapura to Colombo at the time of the incident.
He said the youth has gotten friendly with the two women and had offered them Chinese rolls, and after consuming the food, the two women had fallen asleep.
Thereafter, the youth is reported to have stolen money and jewellery from the unconscious women and had gotten off the bus midway.
DIG Rohana said the stolen jewellery and money amount to nearly Rs. 200,000.
The victims had been admitted to hospital following the incident which took place on Monday (1).
The women had thereafter provided statements at the Saliyawewa Police over the last two days.
The Police Spokesman said the Saliyawewa Police have commenced investigations to apprehend the youth.
DIG Rohana further requested the public to refrain from obtaining food from unknown individuals while travelling in public transportation.
He also pointed out that there was a significant increase in such thefts and for the public to remain vigilant. (Colombo Gazette)