Rs.14,500,000 robbed from cigarette distributor

By Norman Palihawadana

Two robbers escaped with Rs.14,500,000 belonging to a cigarette distributor in Nuwara-Eliya after holding up its employees who were on their way to the bank to deposit the money.

The Nuwara- Eliya police said the duo had blocked the road with a stolen three-wheeler and forced the cigarette company employees to step out of their own vehicle before assaulting them with iron rods and grabbing the cash.

The police, examining video footage from all CCTV cameras near the crime scene, have used sniffer dogs to track the suspects who made off with the money.


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