Update : Chief Security officer of cash transport revealed as chief suspect in Mathugama Rs 5 million robbery; 7 arrested : Video
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the elder brother of the security guard who transported five million rupees from Colombo is also involved in the Matugama robbery.
Two masked men who arrived in a motor bicycle robbed the money while a security guard and another person were taking the cash inside to the Financial Institute yesterday.
Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo this afternoon, Police Media Spokesman said that seven suspects including the chief security officer, three other security guards, the driver of the van and the two masked men who rode the motor bicycle have already been arrested in connection with the robbery.
Elaborating further the Police Media Spokesperson stated that the Chief Security Officer had conspired with his elder brother to conduct the robbery.
The Police Media Spokesman also said that although the chief security officer complained that five million rupees were robbed, the masked men had really fled with one million rupees.
The Chief Security Officer had hidden the balance four million rupees in the van, intending to retrieve it later.
Police have already been able to recover 4 million and 232 thousand rupees from the robbed money.
The Police Media Spokesman also said that the Chief Security Officer’s brother had temporarily stayed closed to the robbed LOLC branch and made 38 calls to one of the motorcyclists during the robbery.
It is believed that the Chief Security Officer’s elder brother had built up a friendship with the two masked men when he worked as a carpenter in Boralesgamuwa area.
Police arrested the two masked men, 21-year old Dumindu Chanchala Herath of Hanwella and 20-year old Sajan Subash Perera early this morning in Boralesgamuwa area.
Update : Wednesday, 02 April 2014 - 7:50 --------------------------------------------------------
Suspect in Mathugama 5 million rupee robbery arrested
Police arrested a suspect in connection with the five million rupees robbery of a LOLC branch on Matugama Agalawatta road today.
Two masked men who arrived in a motor bicycle robbed the money while a security guard and another person were carrying the cash inside the Financial Institute yesterday.
A spokesman of the Matugama police said that investigators are questioning the suspect.
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 - 13:00 ---------------------------------------- 5 million robbery in Agalawaththa
Two masked men who arrived in a motor bicycle have robbed five million rupees from a Financial Institution on the Agalawatta Matugama road today.
The money which was transported from Colombo, were being carried by a security guard and another person inside the Financial Institution at the time of the robbery.
Police arrested a soldier with 520, 5000 rupees counterfeit notes and 10, 1000 rupees counterfeit notes in his possession today.
The 30-year old suspect is a resident of Ahas LIyadda at Pallegama in Kegalle and attached to the Beragala Army Camp.
Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that a computer and a printer used in the racket were also taken into police custody during a special raid conducted on the directives of Kegalle SSP Priyalal Dasanayake.