Soldier in alleged attempt to rob ATM machine

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A solider who allegedly attempted to rob an ATM machine belonging to the Kurunegala People’s Bank Branch today was arrested by police personnel on patrol. The 22-year-old suspect was attached to the Gemunu Watch at Nawandakulam in Jaffna and was on leave. 

The police were alerted and arrived at the scene when the alarm was activated and the suspect had fled the scene and hid in the Kurunegala Public Library Grounds from where he was arrested. Police said the two teller machines had contained more than Rs.1.5 million.

Further inquiries are being conducted on the incident. (Pushpakumara Jayaratne)

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  • pottuvilan Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:10 AM

    what about north people's property and thier valuable things

    kugan Saturday, 18 February 2012 06:25 AM

    automated teller machine

    China Pataus Friday, 17 February 2012 04:07 PM

    This can be correct. Our Ranawiruwas will never do such a low things.

    suthan.s Friday, 17 February 2012 05:10 PM

    a good failure attempt by a member of security forces of the country...where are we heading ? if he behaves who will secure this country?

    Shelton Fernando Friday, 17 February 2012 06:13 PM

    What and what this so called soldier would have done in Jaffna to the helpless civilians under the guise of terrorism prevention can easily be guessed

    Guru Friday, 17 February 2012 08:56 PM

    Weldone soldier from the rabbish army.

    Rajakaruna Saturday, 18 February 2012 12:10 AM

    what else they could do now?

    xlntgson Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:19 AM

    Had he succeeded can recruit him for cyber crime detection! Instead of breaking houses, at least, he tried on machines to use his better training!

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:50 PM

    They must be bored now ,No War no work
    can attack ATM machines.

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:35 PM

    Now that the soldiers hav nothing to do,post the war... they are keeping themselves engaged in such activities..!! i think the government should give some alternative career for them and keep them occupied with something.


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