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RM5.2 Million Diamond Ring Stolen By A Young Girl In Daring Bukit Bintang Heist

It only took them less than 20 minutes to complete the 'yellow diamond' heist. Who was the mastermind?

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On 16 January, A Girl Between The Age Of 8 To 10 And Three Women Were Used In A RM5.2 Million Diamond Ring Heist In A Mall In Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

CCTV footage of the alleged young suspect.

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In the 3pm incident, the trio had entered an exclusive jewellery sales centre at a famous shopping mall in Bukit Bintang, to view some jewellery pieces.

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The recording also showed a man entering and leaving the store ahead of the women, in an act that roused the suspicions of the police.

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The Girl Allegedly Took The Drawer Lock Key, Unlocked The Glass Display And Took A 'Yellow Diamond' Ring. The Three Women Distracted The Staff At Another Section Of The Store, Pretending To Look At Jewellery.

The girl allegedly unlocked the glass showcase while the women distracted the three sales assistants by pretending to look at a selection of jewellery in a different part of the store in Bukit Bintang.

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This is not the first time that a robbery gang had used such a modus operandi.

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When The Girl Removed The Diamond Ring From The Display Case, She Signalled The Women To Leave The Store. All Four Left The Store At 4.07pm. It Only Took Them 17 Minutes.

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In Thursday’s incident, it is learnt the little girl had signalled the women to leave the store as soon as she had removed the diamond ring from the display case. All four left the premises at about 4.07pm.

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The Mastermind Of The Operation Is Believed To Be A Chinese National, Who Enquired About The Ring At The Store Before The Heist

City CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the police had obtained CCTV footage of the suspects involved in the heist, including a male Chinese national, believed to be the mastermind behind the operation.

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He added that initial investigations revealed that the mastermind also played a part in the heist by inquiring about the multi-million ring minutes before the women and child entered the store.

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The Staff Only Realised When They Reviewed The CCTV Footage Of The Four Suspects

One of the suspects is a pregnant woman.

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The Suspects, Including The Girl And A Pregnant Woman Are Believed To Be Foreigners. Besides A Roadblock, A Spot-Check By The Police Was Performed On A Nearby Hotel

Kuala Lumpur CID deputy chief, ACP Khairi Ahrasa said the task force, headed by him, was in the process of ascertaining all the suspects' identities, including from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recordings.

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"We believe all the suspects are still in the country, and we are mounting a large-scale operation to nab them," he said when contacted by BERNAMA, Friday.

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“We have performed a spot-check on a nearby hotel and carried out roadblocks around the area in search of the suspects. We are also widening the hunt to other parts of the city,” City CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said.

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