Customers catch bank robber

Friday, 04 May 2018 - 7:43

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A group of customers with the support of a security officer have been able to foil a robbery at a private bank in Elakanda, Wattala.
 
Police said at around 2.30 pm yesterday (May 03), a 30-year-old person had attempted to rob money from the woman who was at a collection counter, after throwing chili powder at her.
 
Then the customers along with a security officer acted swiftly and apprehended the criminal.
 
He was a resident of Rukgahawila.
 
Police have taken into custody the money amounting to Rs. 11,082,160 that the suspect attempted to rob.
 
He will be produced before Wattala magistrate today.