Two held in necklace drama

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By 2017-03-21

BY Cassendra Doole

Two alleged snatch thieves were injured when Police opened fire on them while they were attempting to flee after grabbing a necklace from a woman at a location in Arachchikattuwa yesterday morning, Police said. They said the pair had attempted to flee the scene on a motorcycle when they were shot at by a Police mobile patrol.
According to Police, the suspects were arrested after they collided with a woman pedestrian. The woman pedestrian was also injured in the melee.

Investigations have revealed that the victim in the botched-up robbery is an Ayurveda doctor.
The suspects along with the woman pedestrian are currently receiving treatment at the Chilaw General Hospital.

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