Yesterday (23 August), a goldsmith shop in Jalan Metro Perdana, Kepong was being robbed by 4 men armed with axes and hammers at around 5.30 p.m.
According to Bernama, Sentul district police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said that the armed suspects wore face masks and helmets had stormed the outlet and fled the scene with motorcycles. The entire incident took just about 1 minute.
Meanwhile, the suspects had fled with several necklaces and bracelets, which is estimated to worth hundreds of thousands of ringgit.
As reported by Berita Harian, Beh explained that one of the suspects pretended to be a customer who wanted to scan the MySejahtera QR code before entering the premises.
A female employee then approached the man to check on the situation, when the 3 other suspects, who wore helmets and face masks, forced their way into the shop and pushed the woman until she fell and fainted.
The robbers were aggressive and tried to break the display glass at the counter, which they failed to.
“The suspects then moved to the display that contained necklaces and broke the glass. They succeeded to enter the counter area after the display was broken.” Beh said.
After that, they took 3 trays at the counter containing gold bracelets and another tray containing necklaces.
Meanwhile, there were 7 female employees at the shop who witnessed the entire incident.
Beh said that none of the employees were hurt in the process, except for employee who was pushed by the robbers.
Elaborating further, he said that the police had identified the 2 motorcycles used by the suspects and they are still investigating the case.
At the same time, he also urge members of the public who have any information regarding the case to come forward to assist with the investigation. They can do so by contacting the nearest police station.