Armed man robs Dambulla private bank

bank-robberyAn armed man robbed a private bank in Dambulla this morning and escaped with Rs. 700,000 in cash, the police media unit said.

The police said that the robber had a hand grenade in his hand when he entered the bank and threatened the staff and stole the money.

He had also taken a bank employee as a hostage but later released the individual. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)