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* Second major robbery in recent weeks in Sri Lanka's coastal town
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 09:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: In a wave of massive robberies in Sri Lanka, six armed men broke into a jewelry store and a money changer in the Negombo town Thursday and robbed jewelry and cash estimated to be worth around Rs 10 million.

The robbers armed with one T-56 assault rifle and pistols were wearing jackets and helmets and escaped on motorcycles without being caught.

The robbery took place around 7.30 pm Thursday just as the shop was being closed for the day and cash was being placed inside safes, local media reported.

The CCTV video footage of the robbery released to the media by the police showed the robbers threatening the staff members of the shop and customers with firearms.

This is the second such robbery in Negombo town and the 12th multimillion-robbery in the island in the recent months.

Negombo police are investigating the robbery.

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