Rising interest in robbing banks – two attempts in one day

Rising interest in robbing banks – two attempts in one day

Written by Staff Writer

23 Apr, 2014 | 9:15 pm

Several reports of banks and finance companies being robbed were received on several prior occasions.

Similarly, a private bank in Moratuwa was robbed while an attempted robbery on a private bank in Kirulopane was foiled on Wednesday evening.Two persons on a motorcycle with full-faced helmets had arrived at the private bank in the Moratuwa area.

The had made off with approximately Rs.700, 000 rupees in cash.

Another report of an attempted robbery was received from Kirulopane on Wednesday afternoon. Two individuals with full-faced helmets on a motorcycle had arrived at the private bank allegedly with the intention of robbing the bank

However, the security guard on duty at the time had wrestled with the suspects.
Although a gunshot was fired, no one was hurt in the shooting.

The suspect had subsequently abandoned the operation and fled, leaving their motorcycle behind.

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