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A suspect who allegedly stole a Hybrid vehicle worth Rs.6 million and used it with false number plates has been taken into police custody. Police Media Unit said the car had been reported stolen in the Negombo police area on February 18.

The suspect was arrested by a team of officials from the Crime Investigation Division of the Negombo police on the night of January 11. Upon interrogation of the suspect, police were able to locate the Hybrid vehicle, which the suspect was using with forged number plates. The suspect, a resident of Katunayake, was due to be presented before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court today.