Kekirawa bank robbery goes awry – hand grenade kills two

Kekirawa bank robbery goes awry – hand grenade kills two

Kekirawa bank robbery goes awry – hand grenade kills two

Written by Staff Writer

11 Nov, 2015 | 9:29 pm

A bank robbery escalated when a hand grenade exploded killing the bank robber and a security officer.

A spokesperson for the Kekirawa Hospital said that the alleged bank robber and security officer, who were seriously injured in the explosion, were killed.

Four others who were injured in the explosion are receiving treatment at the Kekirawa Hospital.

The alleged bank robber had entered the bank at 01:30 on Wednesday afternoon and had attempted to make away with cash. At that time, the security officer had stepped in to prevent the robbery.

According to the Police, the bank robber had then detonated the grenade. Police investigations are underway.

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