Masked armed men rob eight houses in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 00:26 GMT]
Unidentified armed masked men robbed at gun point cash and other valuables worth many hundreds of thousand rupees Sunday night and Monday early morning from 8 houses in Batticaloa town and its suburbs, police in Batticaloa and Eravur said.

The armed men forcibly entered the houses of A. Velmurugu, M. Letchumy, K. Perinpanayagi, K. Shanthakumari and V. Vijayaranee in Eravur Kurichi No. 5 in Eravur police division in Batticaloa, between 8:00 p.m to 12:00 p.m Sunday and robbed cash, jewellery, hand phones and other valuables worth around 800,000 rupees, according to complaints made by those robbed with Eravur police.

Meanwhile, unidentified armed masked men robbed at gun point Monday from 12:30 a.m to 1:30 a.m cash, jewellery and other valuables from the houses of Subramaniam Parameswary, Gnanasekaram Kumutha and Justice of Peace Ariyanayagam Kanagasundram in Semakalai road of Mamankam in Batticaloa police division.

The robbers in the second second incident had fled leaving some of the items robbed when people started shouting, the police said.

Earvur is located 15 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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