A suspect arrested for stealing a coconut has been released on a surety of Rs. 100,000 by the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court.
The Malwathuhiripitiya Police had arrested the suspect on charges of trespassing into a coconut estate and stealing a coconut worth Rs. 120.
According to the Lankadeepa, the suspect is a resident of Neelamahara in Malwathuhiripitiya.
The owner of the coconut estate and his son who had returned from a visit had spotted the suspect running from the estate.
He was thereafter apprehended by the estate owner and was handed over to the Malwathuhiripitiya Police.
The suspect has been ordered to appear before court on 18th March, 2021. (NewsWire)