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May 16, 2018

Trickster uses snakes to rob people

A man has been remanded until May 23 for robbing people after frightening them with venomous snakes.

Identified as Nuwan Kumara alias Kudu Nuwan, Gampola police arrested and produced him before the acting magistrate.

Investigations have revealed that he had been in the habit of beating and weakening the snakes and then using them to frighten and rob people.

He tried his trick with three female employees of an urban library at Galgediyawa, but had changed the plans when the owner of a nearby grocery came armed with a club.

Kudu Nuwan fled with Rs. 8,000 in cash in the grocery’s cashier table.

Previously, people caught him trying to robber a pineapple seller in Kadawatha and beat one of his arms with a wooden splint, damaging it severely.

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