An unidentified man relieved the passport and money bag of a Filipina tourist and escaped while she was standing near the wall behind the Galle Samanala Stadium.
This woman, a 34-year-old Filipina, was taking a phone call after placing her suitcase on the ground when four people walked up to her.
One of them picked up the money bag and ran away, while the others followed him towards the Rathgama Wella (beach).
At the same time, the Filipina gave chase to the suspect but fell to the ground and sustained minor injuries to her left leg near the ankle.
In the suitcase belonging to the foreign woman, there was money: the passport, cash worth Rs. 90,000/=, 100 American dollars, and 200 Australian dollars.
This woman arrived on the island on February 16th, has been in Galle since May 1st, and stayed at a hotel in the Bussa Pitwella area.
Following an investigation conducted by the officers of the Galle Police Station, the aforementioned passport and suitcase were found left in the Rathgama Wella area of Galle, and the suspects fled with the money.
Galle Police are investigating the incident.