Thief overpowered by householders suffers minor injuries
Homagama Headquarters Police said that a thief who entered a house on Pitipana Gunawardhane Mawatha in Homagama, with a sharp weapon, was admitted to the Homagama Base Hospital with injuries after being caught and assaulted by the householders.
Police said that the thief had threatened and attacked the owner of the house first, and then put the sharp weapon on his wife’s neck and threatened her with death and asked her to hand over some goods. However, the wife managed to overthrow the thief, and at that time her husband took the weapon from the thief’s hand. The thief then tried to grab the three-year-old daughter of the owners, but the husband attacked the robber several times with the weapon, police said.
The suspect was admitted to the Homagama Hospital with minor injuries.
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