Daytime robbery in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 October 2010, 06:28 GMT]
A gang of men robbed a house during daytime Tuesday in Kaatththaankudi police division in Batticaloa district when there was no one in the house, according to the complaint made to Kaththaankudi police by the owner of the house who is a male nurse in Batticaloa Teaching Hospital. The robbers had stolen 19 sovereign gold and cash more than 400,000 rupees. The robbers had come in a white van on the previous day of the robbery to the location to study the situation, according to a relative of the owner who was in the house at the time.

The owner of the house K. Uthayakumar and his wife, also a nurse in Batticaloa Teaching Hospita, had found their house broken in and robbed when they had come for lunch Tuesday noon.

The house robbed is located on Kalladi Peachchiyamman temple street in Kaaththaankudi police division.

Meanwhile, a relative of Uthayakumar had pawned more than 30 sovereigns gold in a bank in Batticaloa to buy a house in Colombo and had left Batticaloa with the money, local sources said.

 

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