Seven suspects involed in Gampoal ATM machine robbery


Seven suspects who were involved in stealing an ATM machine from a private bank in Gampola have been arrested by the public. The stolen ATM machine and a pistol that belongs to Putttalam district MP ALI Sabry Raheem have been recovered during the raid.

According to the police, the pistol had been taken from the parliamentarian’s residence when it was set on fire during the countrywide unrest that ensued amidst the ‘Aragalaya’ protest movement.

The thieves who were arrested in a van had been wearing masks to conceal their identities, they had tied up the security officer at the bank before proceeding to remove the ATM machine.


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