Two hooded bank robbers escape with Rs. 6 mn from state bank

Two hooded gunmen who arrived on two motorcycles, yesterday morning stormed a state bank at Kudawella, Tangalle and fired indiscriminately at customers before making off with Rs. 6 million.

One of the customers injured in the shooting K.A. Samanpriya (42) was admitted to the Tangalle Hospital.

The gunmen were carrying a T-56 assault rifle and a 9 mm pistol. They stormed the bank at about 9.50 a.m., while it was full of customers.

Tangalle police set up road blocks in the area but no arrests had been made until this edition went to press.

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