Published on Sep 1, 2017
Helmet-wearing robbers storm into goldsmith shop, cart away bags of jewelleries
RAWANG: Six armed men robbed a goldsmith shop inside a shopping mall in Persiaran Anggun here, this evening.
The suspects, all wearing helmets, barged into the shop, located only about 100m from one of mall’s entrances at about 6.45pm.
One of the suspects fired a shot into the air before the men started smashing the display panels and sweeping the jewelleries into their bags.
They then made off with the stolen loot.
Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad said no one was injured in the incident.
“The unidentified suspects were armed with a pistol and two hammers. They smashed four display panels before they fled with the bags of jewelleries.
“During the incident, four workers and two customers were inside the shop, but all six were unharmed,” he said when contacted today, adding that the losses were still undetermined.
Ali said the closed-circuit television footage retrieved from the premises would be scrutinised.
GOMBAK: A gang of masked men staged a daring heist on a goldsmith at a mall in Rawang in the full view of shoppers. In a video of the incident uploaded on Facebook by a shopper, four masked men wearing helmets are seen inside the outlet.
One of them is seen smashing the display cases using a hammer with the others scooping up the jewellery with their hands.
Another robber is seen holding what is believed to be a gun. A security guard who looked stunned is seen outside the shop, and the voice of a woman is heard pleading for someone to call the police.