Chief suspect of Matara jewelry heist shot dead by police

Chief suspect of Matara jewelry heist shot dead by police

Chief suspect of Matara jewelry heist shot dead by police

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jun, 2018 | 1:16 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Chamara Indrajith, the chief suspect behind the jewelry heist in Matara that ended in a shootout yesterday (June 22), has been shot dead by Police, while on the way to search for a hidden bag in the Kiraka Kele area in Matara.

Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said police officers had opened fire at the suspect when he had hurled a hand grenade at police. The suspect was pronounced dead upon reaching the hospital.

According to SP Gunasekara, the suspect, Chamara Indrajith is connected to several crimes including murders and shooting incidents.

SP Gunasekara said these include, the shooting carried out at a musical show in Attanagalla, the shooting carried out at a Mother and Son in Nittambuwa, the shooting which targeted “Weyangoda Samare” and the 120 million robbery carried out in Peliyagoda in 2012.

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