A group of armed men clad in Army uniforms robbed cash and gold jewelry valued over Rs. 3 million from a jewelry shop at Wellawatte, a suburb in Colombo yesterday afternoon.
According to the police the group had entered the shop pretending to be army soldiers and told the shop owner that the shop need to be searched. They had then threatened the shop employees showing T-56 riffles and collected the money and Jewelry and fled the scene, police said. The robbers had also taken the shop`s security cameras with them, police added.
Wellawatte is an area which is known as `Little Jaffna` since a large majority of residents in the area are Tamils.