Oct 30, Colombo: With the increase in the price of vehicles and spare parts, the police have noticed that there is a rising trend in vehicle theft in the country.
The police have found that motorcycles and three-wheelers are the most stolen and easily stolen.
The police have found that rather than using stolen vehicles with fake number plates, there is a tendency to disassemble them into pieces and sell them for spare parts.
Police Media Spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Nihal Thalduwa said that 1,406 vehicle thefts have been reported across the country from January 1st to September 30th this year.
He said that only 1,405 vehicle thefts have been reported in 2021. There were 964 vehicle thefts in the first 9 months of that year.
Accordingly, compared to the previous year, traffic theft has increased by 442 during the same period of this year.