A Police Constable, attached to the Cinnamon Garden Police Station, has been arrested for snatching a gold chain from a woman, who had visited the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo during the night on 5 April.
The Police Constable, who was dressed in civvies, was captured by the woman's son and a few others at the Park and handed over to the Cinnamon Gardens Police.
Upon inquiries it had been revealed that the Constable had been on night duty when he had committed the offence.
Inquiries had revealed the gold chain stolen by the constable had been valued at Rs. 85,000. The suspect is a resident of Mawanella and a father of three.
Cinnamon Gardens Police is conducting further investigations.