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Rs1.4 million stolen in Seeduwa bank robbery

Rs1.4 million stolen in Seeduwa bank robbery

March 31, 2014  03:17 pm

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Police today revealed that a total of Rs 1.4 million in cash has been stolen from a private bank in the Liyanagemulla area in Seeduwa, following an armed robbery which also resulted in the bankís manager being hospitalized with stab wounds.

It was initially reported that the robbers had stolen only Rs 50,000 from the bank, however police now say that an additional Rs 1,350,000 has also been robbed from the bank.

The bankís manager who was stabbed by one of the robbers, during the robbery last night, is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Following a statement recorded from the bank manager today it was revealed that the suspects had managed to steal around Rs 1.4 million in cash before making their getaway, police spokesman said.

Seeduwa Police are investigating the robbery.