Rs.10 million robbed in Slave Island

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In a day light robbery, ten million rupees were robbed by a group led by a person disguised as a traffic policeman in the Gangaramaya area in Slave Island this evening, police said.

The victim who is a money exchanger had gone to the Sampath Bank in Slave Island to exchange foreign currency belonging to his clients at around 12.00 noon.

While turning the van he was travelling with his wife towards the Gangaramaya Temple area, a person disguised as a traffic policeman had ordered them to stop the van.

Within minutes a defender had come and parked it 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. After leaving the van driver they had fled towards Pitakotte where he was thrown out of the van.

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

He then went to the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) at around  3.00pm and informed the police about the incident by making a complaint.

Few hours later the van was found abandoned in the Dematagoda area and it is believed that the suspects had fled towards Kelaniya.

The CCD has deployed a team to track down the suspects. All the police stations in the area had been informed to trace the whereabouts of the suspects. (Supun Dias)
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  • ajith Wednesday, 13 February 2013 06:32 AM

    They have pledged towards Kelaniya. check with our famous news maker there.

    kauda Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:32 AM

    do we know the name of the money changer. i want to know if he is sinhala tamil or muslim

    jumboo Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:39 AM

    Think this is aforeign conspiracy.

    Justice Seeker Wednesday, 13 February 2013 03:43 AM

    Take lankans to the upcoming robbery fails, movies never fall in that regards.

    hubert Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:45 PM

    To much Hollywood Movies

    MountainLion Tuesday, 12 February 2013 02:29 PM

    Disguised as traffic policeman, I am a bit suspicious when seeing what is happening in Sri Lanka today.

    Cobra Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:31 AM

    Take note-The suspects had fled towards Kelaniya!

    Observer Observer Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:53 AM

    This is done according to the Kelaniya Style

    Kan Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:57 AM

    What has happened to CCTV installed around Colombo at the cost of millions of rupees of tax payer's money? These type of incidents regularly take place in African countries, now happening in Sri Lanka.Inflation has given boost to crime as some people are looking to earn a fast buck and take a flight from the country.

    It is better if police take stern action against preventing crime in this peaceful country and take a deep dive in the den of criminals.

    edward Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:59 AM

    its another roberry in SL i believe its same gang opearating with help of politician and forces

    Randy Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:03 AM

    Final conclusion:Dont ever stop here after when traffic police ask you to stop on the road for your own safety.

    Des Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:25 PM

    Hora Polic.......

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:08 AM

    It is a shame that majority of criminality is by the State. This is an unprecedented situation in the history of Sri Lanka.

    Clifford Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:09 AM

    So the crimes are beginning to raise its ugly head again. what a shame for the police force, a day light robbery in the heart of Colombo?

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:13 AM

    Today 10 million.

    Next year people might be killed for a 1000 rupees looking at the way things are.

    sarathbanda Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:15 AM

    WHERE IS THE DEFENDER JEEP ? WHO GAVE INFO TO THE TRAFFIC COP ? IS THE VICTIM A MUSLIM,TAMIL?

    khalid Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    jokes and jokes what is happening in Sri Lanka? via DM Android App

    smarq Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:00 AM

    we should ban traffic policemen from wearing their uniforms. bodu bala sena must intervene at once. via DM Android App

    Kondebandapucheena Tuesday, 12 February 2013 03:52 PM

    who knows may be he is a Traffic cop after all

    Kanchan Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:38 AM

    AHAAA.......................

    Shaik Anwar Ahamath Tuesday, 12 February 2013 04:02 PM

    I think it is time we invested in CCTV and DNA technology to investigate the crime that is mushrooming in Sri Lanka, a vast majority of them remain unsolved. Unless the culprits give themselves up, highly unlikely, this crime too would not be solved.

    Laminate Wednesday, 13 February 2013 05:38 AM

    Unsuspecting trap, Should not be fall, go through the Banks CCTV system, robbers may caught....


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