Police on trail of Malabe cash robbers
Athurugiriya Police investigating into the Rs. One million robbery in
Malabe on Friday has found positive leads to the armed suspects who got
away with the loot. A senior officer attached to the Nugegoda Police
Division told the Sunday Observer the police has information that would
help to identify the suspects and their whereabouts.
A welfare officer of a private company had withdrawn Rs. 1,050, 000
from a private bank in Malabe and was transporting the cash to the
company in his car with another woman.
He had however stopped on the way to collect his daughter from
Yashodara Balika Vidyalaya. When the officer had gone inside the school,
a white van had stormed the scene with two men armed with knives.The
looters had threatened the woman at knife point and had fled with the
bag carrying the money.The police believe that the suspects must have
followed the officer’s car from the bank at the time of the withdrawal.
Several police teams are conducting investigations.