Video: Bank robbers wearing full face helmet arrested

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Two men who had allegedly robbed banks in Malabe, Kohuwala, Kirulapona and Rawatawatta while wearing full face helmets were taken into custody in Menikhinna, Kandy by a special police team.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the men had recently robbed Rs.770,000 from the Citizens Development Bank in Rawatawatta and prior to that Rs.1.2 million from the NTB bank in Malabe and Rs.2 million from the NTB bank in Kohuwala.

However an attempt to rob the Kirulapona branch of Sampath Bank had failed as two security guards at the bank had managed to foil the attempt.
On that occasion security guards at the bank had attacked the two robbers who had then fled the area leaving their motorbike behind. It is believed that the police were able to identify them as the bike had been registered in the name of one of them.

The two men were identified as Jagath Lasantha Perera of Gonapola and Wasantha Sanjeewa Perera of Galgamuwa.

During the last four months 16 similar robberies had taken place. These two persons are alleged to have committed four of them.

The special police team consisted of officers from the Mount Lavinia police division led by SSP Ravindra Karawita and policemen from the Kohuwala police led by IP Chaminda Edirisuriya.

SSP Rohana said that the suspects were drug addicts. He said a member of the Civil Defence Force (CDF) who had given them shelter had also been arrested.

















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  • Dr M.L.Najimudeen Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:59 PM

    My appreciations to our hard working police forces

    dickey bird Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:59 PM

    Excellent work...............

    Time and again our Cops show their brilliance.
    Only if the politicicos keep their hands off & give them a free hand to work...

    Instead of promioting Government goons, this detection need to be promoted and reqarded handsomely together with that Security Officer of the Kirullapone bank.

    leon Monday, 28 April 2014 07:46 PM

    fine job done. via DM Android App

    Horathakkadiya Monday, 28 April 2014 07:58 PM

    Treat them nicely. Let them tell where they had hidden their weapons. Give them a nice meal and take them to show the weapons...............one of them is bound to take out hidden weapon or attempt to throw his grenade at the Policemen. End of the story. via DM iPad app

    savi Tuesday, 29 April 2014 01:59 AM

    funny that the police wouldn't use precautionary methods to hold up the evidence. Guess no finger prints are in the weapons except for the police chiefs :)

    Empulze Tuesday, 29 April 2014 07:29 AM

    If there were a computerized coding system in which every cyclist who buys a full face helmet would be recorded in the database, there will be a sharp decline in using them for Grand theft auto (roberries murder etc) and the normal cyclist could use it fir his day to day activites. A full face helmet helps cyclists alot in crase of accident by minimizing the damage to the face so banning would not be an ethical move. via DM Android App

    Dee Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:40 AM

    Show no mercy. Fix them on a bike and run over them. With the helmets on.

    RS Tuesday, 29 April 2014 04:21 AM

    is it a "Sellam Pistholaya".........?

    Dave Tuesday, 29 April 2014 04:48 AM

    Dear Savi !
    Finger prints would have been take before handing over the weapons to the chief :)

    Public Monday, 28 April 2014 06:03 PM

    Show No sympathy!! Give the Saudi punishment in Public, if found guilty.

    PodiPuththa Tuesday, 29 April 2014 05:20 AM

    Oh, no; they are toy guns!!!

    Dead rope Monday, 28 April 2014 01:18 PM

    Every now and again our cops show what they are made of. Good work!

    freking Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:34 AM

    I over heard you are applying talc on your face before sitting to talk. via DM Android App

    JANAKA Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:08 AM

    Congratulations to all police officers

    king Monday, 28 April 2014 01:25 PM

    allow them to find hidden weapns and let them to go to hell early.dont waste time,resourcess and funds to maintain their luxury lives in jails.


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