Robbery gone wrong, one dead


A person had been stabbed to death in a robbery gone wrong in Gampaha, Police said.

According to the Police, a man and a woman on a motorcycle had approached two pedestrians yesterday (20) in hopes of robbing their handbags. However, one of the suspects had fallen off the motorcycle while robbing.

Police said two residents of the area who witnessed the scene had caught the fallen suspect. However, they were both stabbed by the rider of the motorcycle. 

One of the injured residents succumbed to injuries on admission to Gampaha Hospital. The deceased was a 30-year-old resident of Akaravita.

Police had seized three other handbags which was left on the scene by the suspects. Gampaha Police are conducting investigations to apprehend the suspects who are on the run.