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Airman nabbed over bank robbery in Ambalangoda

30 January 2021 09:31 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An Air Force personnel has been arrested for robbing Rs. 136,000 in cash from a rural bank at Usmudulawa in Ambalangoda by threatening the Bank's manageress yesterday, police said.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspect came in a motorbike wearing a fulface helmet had robbed the bank by threatening to explode a hand grenade before fleeing.

However, the Ambalangoda police had began the hunt to net the suspect following an alert and nabbed the thief minutes after the robbery.

The suspect, a 44-year-old resident of Ambalangoda and an airman attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force Base, Trincomalee.

Police recovered a foreign-made hand grenade, localy made explosive and a toy pistol from the suspect along with the stolen money.

  Comments - 5

  • RoaringCreek Saturday, 30 January 2021 09:40 AM

    Good, give him the vaccine to protect these loots. When the top loots why not from the bottom. Bottoms up!

    Lanka Saturday, 30 January 2021 10:28 AM

    After effects of the vaccines I guess

    E Fernando Saturday, 30 January 2021 02:00 PM

    Great. Give them all military training.

    Perplexed citizen Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:41 PM

    Presidential pardon awaited

    Bernard Sunday, 31 January 2021 03:42 PM

    Members of the three forces are immune to a certain degree under special treatment coverage offered by the government and they consider it as a licence even to stage a robbery.

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