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70 million rupees robbed

Sep 24, 2010 6:22:40 AM - itnnews.lk

An armed gang has robbed nearly 70 million rupees belonging to a private bank.

The money that was being taken to be distributed among Bank branches had been robbed at Wanawasala in Kelaniya. Police Media Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody said that the van was stopped near an isolated paddy field and money was forcibly taken. He further said that all those who traveled in the van had been tied by the gang. Reports said that the robbers were attired in clothes resembling the Police uniform. The Peliyagoda Police are conducting further investigations under the inspection of DIG Western Province -North H.S. Dayananda.