Online Entrepreneur Who Flaunts His Wealth Using Facebook Live Was Shot And Robbed
An online seller was seriously injured in a robbery at his office in Banggol Kulim, Rantau Panjang in Kelantan on Friday, 26 January
Mohd Irfan Abdullah was alone in the office when three masked men showed up at the double-storey shophouse during the 11.15pm incident.
Harian Metro reported Pasir Mas police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdullah Mohammad Piah as saying that the 26-year-old clothes and cosmetics businessman sustained head injuries and was shot in the calf.
It was learned that the police had to break open an iron grille believed to have been locked by the robbers before they fled. The police found Mohd Irfan sprawled in a pool of blood in the first floor of the building.
He was then rushed to Hospital Pasir Mas before he was transferred to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II (HRPZ II) for further treatment.
The perpetrators ran off with the victim's jewellery worth RM150,000 and RM8,000 cash
Abdullah Mohammad said that the police do not rule out the possibility that the incident was a carefully planned robbery based on their movements seen on the CCTV (closed circuit television) footage.
It was revealed that the criminals had used a white Perodua Kancil for the heist.
He added said that the police are tracking down the perpetrators, who are believed to have escaped across the border, adding that case is being investigated under Section 3 of the Firearms (Increased Penalty) Act 1971.
Meanwhile, it was learned that Mohd Irfan managed to call up his sister during the ordeal
Mohd Irfan's brother-in-law, Nordin Kadir, said they had dinner together with his wife before Mohd Irfan returned to his shop alone.
They rushed to the scene after his wife received a call from Nordin Kadir who told them about the incident.
Nordin said that Mohd Irfan, who is known as 'Sifu Cempaka' among the online community, actively sold clothes, jewelry, and cosmetics online, adding that he shifted to the new office more than a year ago.
"My brother-in-law also often makes 'live' video on Facebook as a way to market his products," he was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.
The victim's mother had previously advised him to not show off his wealth online
66-year-old Zawiyah Nawang said that she was still shocked over the incident when met by reporters on Saturday, 27 January.
"Before this, I told Irfan not to display his money and jewellery on Facebook over the fear of being a criminal target.
"It seems that my concern has come true. Whatever it is, I hope that he recovers quickly because he is a good and filial child in the family and is close to his siblings," she was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.