A robber was killed and another was arrested while the search is on for one more suspect, after a shoot out occurred in Maharagma between the police and a three member robber gang who tried to rob a pawn shop around 9.15am today, police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online.
Police personnel in civil clothes were stationed around the jewelry store after information was received regarding an impending robbery to the police.
A shoot out erupted between the three suspects who arrived in a motorcycle and the police after the suspects tried to rob the shop. One suspect died after being admitted to the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital for his injuries. The suspect who died was shot by the police personnel after he tried to kill the owner of the jewelry pawn shop.
Several weapons were also recovered by the police from the two suspects while a special operation is underway to arrest the suspect who escaped. The Maharagma and Nugegoda police are conducting further investigations, SP Prishantha Jayakody said. (Gandhya Senanayake & Supun Dias)
There is already plenty of religion around this island--either it is ineffective, or it is not reaching the people who need morality lessons. Or both. And hunger too, no doubt.
Bandula Tuesday, 28 December 2010 02:48 AM
SL is like the wild west
upul-maldives Monday, 27 December 2010 10:34 AM
what u say is exactly correct friend
upul-maldives Monday, 27 December 2010 10:32 AM
Police, Good work, go head,
Aru Monday, 27 December 2010 07:51 AM
Good show police. These robber gangs cannot be rehabilitated hence should be eliminated in the greater interests of the people of this country.
shanthapriya Monday, 27 December 2010 07:42 AM
police personnel must be provided with more facilities, such as motor cycles, jeeps, communication equip, new weapons,increased salaries ,cloths etc.,
Knight Rider Monday, 27 December 2010 04:54 AM
The police should be smart and strong and be alert at all times robbers and killers are getting smarter and increasing by the day.
Chin Monday, 27 December 2010 02:48 AM
Giving jobs wont stop these kind of acts.
They are not stealing a loaf of bread or something they can sell to buy food for them and for the starving family.
These are the organized crime businesses by well armed gangs, robbing millions. Only solution is eradicating them at sight to give the message to others, just what Police has done this time.
Manilal Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:04 PM
The HR groups will spin into action seeking inquiries into HR violations of the robber gang. The UN should hold the GOSL responsible for HR violations of these youth who have gone astray and bring trade and economic embargos on GOSL. How else could the entire world be free of Terrorism, organised crime and petty crimes?
singo Sunday, 26 December 2010 12:16 PM
no solution for robbers and criminals. police is doing a good job now to protect the people. keep it up....
TIGER-BANGKOK Sunday, 26 December 2010 12:01 PM
COLOMBO CITY TO CHICAGO CITY???DAY LIGHT ROBBERY
Ombudsman Sunday, 26 December 2010 05:47 AM
It’s becoming an epidemic now. Government must provide jobs for youths before going for mega projects to become Asia’s wonder overnight.
eresh S kumara Sunday, 26 December 2010 09:01 AM
GoV should seek more solution regarding this robberries
Matahari Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:37 AM
One must have food in the stomach first to practice a religion. (or to stand vertically)
shameer Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:19 AM
jobs cannot solve the root causes of crimes like robbery & killings. its one's religion which will solve the root cause of such greeds....
tharanga Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:11 AM
police have done the correct. if police don't do so who is responsible for the Business owner's life? well done sri lanka police. good job!
Sarath gamage Sunday, 26 December 2010 07:03 AM
Great work after long time from Maharagama police...
Cheena Pattas Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:51 AM
Looks like Sri Lanka is becoming like the wild west. Reminds me of the spaghetti movies.
citizen1 Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:21 AM
Robbery results in death, no arrest, no courts.....a money saving strategy?
hemalatha Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:07 AM
corruption robberies killing increasing day by day strict action must be taken tho who are doing wrong and.I thing main reason of this, is jobless people ninety nine present involve in this regard....
local boy Sunday, 26 December 2010 06:00 AM
Ashoka Sunday, 26 December 2010 05:55 AM
Killing would not stop anything, See the root cause for the problem.
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