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Two robbers, fleeing with Rs.2.9mn cash, arrested

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  • Police recover firearm from suspects aged 32 and 35

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya 

Two individuals who stole a cash collection of Rs.2.9 million from a financial institute in Akuressa were arrested yesterday while they were fleeing.  

Police said they recovered a locally-made firearm from their possession. They said the cash collection had been robbed when it was being prepared at the financial institute to be deposited in a private bank. The fleeing suspects were arrested following information received by a police team stationed in Akuressa. The suspects aged 32 and 35 were identified as residents of Hakmana and Dikwella.   

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