One security guard shot dead at Attidiya bank

Published : 8:44 am  August 11, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (232) reads | 

By H.M Darmapala and Sheain Fernandopulle  

A security officer attached to a bank in Attidiya was shot dead by two men yesterday, Police said.  

The two security guards of the bank had noticed two suspicious individuals among the customers and tried to subdue them, during which the men had shot at the guards.   

Police said the men had robbed cash amounting to Rs. 1.8 million from a customer who had come to deposit it at the bank and fled while shooting the security officers.

One of the security officers succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, while the other injured officer was admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital.