A goldsmith was robbed by 4 men armed with machetes in the broad daylight at Shell Lama petrol station in Lukut, Port Dickson yesterday (16 February).
After he parked his car at the petrol station, he was sandwiched between 2 vehicles to prevent him from escaping. A Honda CRV blocked the front while a Perodua Myvi blocked the rear end.
The CCTV footage showed the victim trying to get away by reversing and hitting a robber with his hand. However, he was blocked by the Honda CRV that drove closer and the 4 robbers were armed with machetes.
The robbers then started hitting his car and pulling open the doors. They managed to grab 3 bags filled with jewellery, a smartphone, cash and private documents of the victim before escaping.
According to The Star, the victim sustained a minor injury on his hand after being struck with a machete by one of the suspects.
The suspects then fled the scene but the victim decide to chase after them. The victim managed to intercept one of the vehicles, which resulted in the driver losing control of the car, causing it to overturn near a row of shops in Lukut.
The robbers managed to run away but the victim managed to recover two bags of jewellery from the Honda CRV.
Port Dickson police chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said the police received an emergency call around 10.15 am and had recovered two machetes and a walkie-talkie from the suspects’ vehicle.
The preliminary checks showed that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Kuala Lumpur on 25 November.
Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt for suspects and the case is being probed under Section 394 of the Penal Code for armed robbery, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years, a fine or whipping.