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Friday, 22 June 2018 - 11:05
Update: Main suspect in Matara jewellery shop theft arrested
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Police have arrested the main suspect involved in the theft of a jewellery shop in Matara Town this morning.

The suspect Chamara Indrajith is a resident of Veyangoda.

Police said that 10 men in motorcycles had arrived in the jewellery shop and police had arrived little later.

It led to a gun fight in which 3 policemen and two civilians were injured.

One of the policemen died at the hospital.

Update: Friday, June 22, 2018, 12.25 pm
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Policeman killed in Matara shootout

A policeman, who was among the 3 policemen injured in the shootout during the attempted jewellery shop theft in Matara has succumbed to his injuries.

He was among the 3 policemen admitted to Matara General Hospital, after being shot at by the robbers.

Meanwhile, the Police Spokesperson said that two motorcycles and an automatic gun used by robbers were taken into police custody.


Update: Friday, June 22, 2018, 11.55 am
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Police thwart the robbery of a jewelry shop in Matara, robbers open fire at police

Three policemen and two civilians were injured when a group of robbers opened fire at police in Matara.

A woman was among the injured.
 
The robbers were attempting to break into a jewellery shop.
 
An eyewitness said that a gun battle erupted between the police and the gang who tried to rob the jewellery shop.
 
The injured were admitted to Matara General Hospital.

The robbers had fled the area and a senior police official said that several teams have been deployed to apprehend the criminals.

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