Rs.10m Robbery: 7 including 3 cops arrested

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Seven suspects including three police officers were arrested today in connection with the Rs.10 million robbery in Slave Island last month, police said.

Police spokesman Buddhika Siriwardena said a police team led by Colombo Crime Division DIG Anura Senanayake made the arrests at various locations in Colombo.

Two traffic police officers and one Ministerial Security Division (MSD) member were among those arrested.

The police spokesman said a part of the stolen money had been recovered while investigations are continuing to retrieve the balance.

In a daring daylight robbery, a group led by a person posing as a traffic policeman robbed Rs. ten million from a businessman in the Gangaramaya area in Slave Island on February 12.

The businessman was travelling with his wife towards the Gangaramaya Temple area with his wife when a traffic policeman had ordered them to stop the van.

Within minutes a defender had come and parked in front of the van. Four men had got down from the vehicle and pulled away the driver from his seat.
The four men had got into the van with the person dressed as a policeman and fled towards Pitakotte where the driver was thrown out of it.

According to the victim, the suspects had shouted at him saying ‘If you want the van come to Peliyagoda and collect it’.

He had then lodged a complaint at the Colombo Crime Division (CCD). The van was found abandoned in Dematagoda a few hours later. (Sanath Desmond)


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  • Nhal Jayawa Saturday, 09 March 2013 10:12 AM

    No No only one of the ministerial security member is arrested
    he has nothing to do with ministers

    Yuri Saturday, 09 March 2013 04:20 AM

    This is nothing when you compare the Ministers Hora.. but its hard to come under day light

    daryll hair Saturday, 09 March 2013 04:22 AM

    A detection well done Police.

    This is the result of poilitical influence in police recruitment.
    When the police is politicised, such things happen.

    Everything these suspects own need to be confiscated and thereafter thrown in to jail with hard larbour with maximum punisment.

    Ranil Friday, 08 March 2013 08:17 PM

    Hora police

    Ravana Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    my advice is when you have doubt not to stop even to police. Just call 119 and stop the vehicle @ nearest police station. Otherwise what to do? via DM Android App

    vandort Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:41 AM

    Hora Policethe nethnam Policeye Horuda?

    tjeyar Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    since the end of the war some officers don't know how to earn money from innocent Tamil and Muslim people.So he tried this way via DM Android App

    SHAZIL Saturday, 09 March 2013 04:52 AM

    FIRST APPRECIATE OUR GREAT SENIOR DIG ANURA SENANAYAKA, GOOD JOB SIR..!!!! KEEP IT UP

    Yehiya Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:14 AM

    International media focus as one top civil servent also included.

    justinian Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:04 AM

    Robbing people oneway or otherway,Daily occurence,
    see what is happening on the roads,Horu horu.
    everywhere in uniform,no one will bother,just pay and go.

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:10 AM

    Amila, you are right .......and some are not arrested for robbing billions of public money.

    shan Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:11 AM

    Our Policmen will not do these type things

    nimal Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:33 AM

    Ministers are robbing the public in millions every day. So What ?

    Sammy Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:35 AM

    To become a better thief, first become a cop.

    raa one Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Proud to be a Sri Lankan via DM Android App

    Amila.G Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:26 AM

    Poor cops maybe because of cost of living.

    tony Saturday, 09 March 2013 05:42 AM

    This is how the police behave.

    Amila.G Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:29 AM

    Some are arrested for robbing millions, some are not .

    100% Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    All this stems from a corrupt leadership. If leaders don't live by example, the subjects do exactly like what the leaders do. Rob! The only difference is these ppl get caught and the politicians getaway Scott free. What a country!!!! via DM iPad app

    100% Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    All this stems from a corrupt leadership. If leaders don't live by example, the subjects do exactly like what the leaders do. Rob! The only difference is these ppl get caught and the politicians getaway Scott free. What a country!!!! via DM iPad app

    Indira Friday, 08 March 2013 04:18 PM

    Srilanka is getting bad to worst.
    Yuddaya Ivara novunaanam kiyala hithenawaa.

    RamUk Friday, 08 March 2013 04:21 PM

    Police robbing ppl army killing ppl politicians robbing the country really a miracle ....

    Ravi Saturday, 09 March 2013 08:47 AM

    where is KANGGATTA ?

    Grace Friday, 08 March 2013 04:24 PM

    Fence is destroying crops

    lush Saturday, 09 March 2013 12:00 AM

    salute sl police !!!!! via DM Android App

    Cobra Saturday, 09 March 2013 02:45 AM

    If there was even a trace of stinking political sweat in this robbery, the cops would be blinking at a blind wall!!!

    NMK Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Why can't someone with authority control all these unwanted things happening in Sri Lanka. If the law enforsement characters are involved in these daylight robberies where do these small guys like us stand? via DM Android App

    nazeem Saturday, 09 March 2013 06:02 AM

    What if you get shot by, by the so called 'real police'...... Try and live a little longer dude...! However, if you are subject to another heist, that's your fate unfortunately...!! But if you are driven away and robbed of your belonging, and then killed for a second time too, that is again your fate...!!! Oh my Mother Lanka..!!!! Where are we heading to?????

    Tony Montana Saturday, 09 March 2013 09:19 AM

    Maybe too many casino,s .gambling also biggest problem in Sri lanka.

    Mimas Friday, 08 March 2013 05:08 PM

    Well my guess was correct last month. It was not someone dressed as a traffic cop, it was a traffic cop.

    ANTON Friday, 08 March 2013 05:29 PM

    NOW THIS BLOG IS VERY BORING

    attha Friday, 08 March 2013 05:36 PM

    Apparently this robbery is not connected to any politico

    Rajitha De soyza Saturday, 09 March 2013 09:49 AM

    By any chance any politicans or political connections

    Elakiri Friday, 08 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Obviously it sounds like, these.guys knew about the person and that money is being transported on that van. via DM Android App

    Nodrog Sunday, 10 March 2013 07:11 AM

    When the top is corrupt it trickles down to the very bottom...what more can you expect?

    2pac ghost Friday, 08 March 2013 06:27 PM

    Pig is a cop......


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