4 Robbers Armed With Axes And Hammers Storm Kepong Gold Jeweller In Just 1 Minute

The suspects fled with jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of ringgit.

Cover image via Bernama & New Straits Times

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A gold jeweller in Kepong was recently robbed by four men armed with axes and hammers

According to Bernama, the incident took place around 5.30pm yesterday, 22 August, at Taman Usahawan.

Sentul district police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said that the armed suspects stormed the outlet and escaped on motorcycles after.

The robbery only took only one minute and the suspects fled with jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of ringgit

Beh explained to Harian Metro that one of the suspects pretended to be a customer who wanted to scan the MySejahtera QR code before entering the premises.

When a female employee approached the man to check on him, three other suspects, wearing helmets and face masks, came and pushed the woman until she fell and fainted.

They acted aggressively and tried to break the glass display at the counter but failed.

"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 snatched three trays at the counter containing gold bracelets and another tray containing necklaces.

There was a total of seven female employees at the store during the incident

None of the workers were hurt except for the employee who was pushed by the suspects.

Beh told Bernama that police had identified two motorcycles used by the suspects, adding that further investigations were being carried out.

He also urged members of the public who have any information on the case to come forward and assist investigations by contacting the nearest police station.

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