Cashier Shot, Injured in Armed Robbery at Meegoda

Cashier Shot, Injured in Armed Robbery at Meegoda Economic Center

by Zulfick Farzan 12-02-2024 | 10:28 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); A woman was injured in a shooting incident that occurred this morning at the Meegoda Economic Center, according to Sri Lankan police.

Details remain scarce, but authorities have confirmed that a individual on a motorcycle opened fire, injuring a 23-year-old female resident of the area. 

According to CCTV footage seen by News 1st, two men wearing full-faced helmets had arrived in a motorbike and entered the premises.

One individual was armed and held the woman, and another man, at gun-point while the other criminal cleared out the cash register.

The victim, who was working as a cashier at a shop within the economic center, was subsequently admitted to Homagama Hospital for medical treatment.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.