May 06, 2021

Sampath Bank ATM robbery, an inside job?

Security guards of Certis Lanka has managed to avert an attempted robbery at the Sampath Bank ATM located in the New Bus Stand, Anuradhapura.

While staff were depositing money inside the ATM this morning, two persons on a bike had attempted to rob the money after hurling chilli powder at the guards.

However, the scuffle had ensued with one security guard being shot when one robber had attempted to seize his firearm.

The driver of the vehicle delivering the cash had then shot at the robbers, who had fled amid gunfire.

The guard who received gunshot injuries, had been hospitalised.

Meanwhile, it is said that police are looking into whether the robbery had been done on inside information from the bank.

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