Cash, jewellery worth millions stolen from private financial institution

Cash, jewellery worth millions stolen from private financial institution

January 16, 2021   08:07 am


Two unidentified men who arrived in a motorcyclist have robbed jewellery and cash from a private financial institution in Miriswatta, Gampaha.

According to the police, the robbers have stolen gold jewellery and cash to the tune of Rs 40 million.

Police said two suspects wearing face masks, helmets and black jackets had entered the private financial institution at Miriswatta last evening (15) and threatened the employees with firearms.

They had then stolen and made off with cash and gold jewellery valued at nearly Rs 40 million in total. The suspects had fled on a motorcycle while no further information has been uncovered regarding them.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that five police teams are investigating the armed robbery.

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