Five suspects who were allegedly part of a robber gang have been arrested by police in Settikulam.

Police said the gang had been in the habit of breaking into homes in the Settikulam area at night and escaping with cash and jewelry after frightening the inmates.

Further interrogation of the suspects led police to recover a section of stolen jewelry, two mobile phones and a van. The suspects are due to be produced before the Vavuniya Magistrate’s Court today. Settikulam Police are investigating.