The Athurugiriya police has recovered around 100 pieces of galvanised iron pipes and wire mesh removed from the railings of Colombo Outer Circular expressway by some unidentified thieves, police said yesterday.
It had been estimated that the stock was worth around six million rupees, police said.
Aturugiriya police on a tip-off had recovered the pile of galvanised pipes from a location at Thunandahena, Pore in Aturugriya. Police said that they believed the suspects had escaped, leaving the pile of pipes when police reached the location.
Aturugiriya police are conducting further investigations.