How a scanner was used to steal a vehicle from Thalawathugoda

May 31, 2023 at 12:19 PM

A modern automotive digital scanner used to automatically start vehicles had been utilised to steal the vehicle which was reported missing from the Thalawathugoda area last week (27), Police investigations have found.

According to Daily News, a car worth nearly Rs. 10 million belonging to a bank officer from Athurugiriya was reported to have been stolen from the car park of a medical centre in Thalawathugoda.

The Thalangama Police which had launched an investigation into the robbery had arrested two suspects and recovered the car within 24 hours of the incident. 

A machine containing modern technology which could automatically start a car after scanning was found in the possession of one suspect who was taken into custody from a house in Kaduwela.

Police investigations found that the suspect had purchased the machine through an advertisement on the internet for Rs.60,000.

Meanwhile, the second suspect was found to be in possession of more than 2,000 SIM cards of various types. (NewsWire)