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Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 7:44:26 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are in pursuit of a woman who is believed to be the girlfriend of the Filipino guard who allegedly robbed a jewellery store in Setapak last week.
City CID director Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said the woman, who is also a Filipina, is believed to be keeping most of the 93 gold necklaces her partner stole.
“We think she is still in the city. We are also looking into the possibility that the woman helped plan the robbery,” he said.
Robert Lourdusamy, the branch manager of the robbed store, said the woman was fair, with shoulder-length hair and of average height.
Store employees said she spoke in Bahasa Malaysia with a Sabahan accent and claimed to be 27 years old.
“She would often come to the store to meet her boyfriend. They would talk outside and then go out for meals. She also chit-chatted with the other staff.
“But she didn’t strike me as suspicious and not once did she enter the store,” Robert said.
However, an employee at a kiosk opposite the store reportedly claimed that the woman would take pictures of the jewellery on display and looked around for the CCTV cameras in the mall.
Meanwhile, SAC Ku said the security guard would be remanded until Nov 10 to assist in investigations.
The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for armed robbery.
Police arrested him and a friend while they were waiting to board a plane to Sabah at LCCT at around 7am on Sunday.
The suspect later led police to a house in Pandan Jaya where they recovered a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver, five bullets, price tags and some of the stolen jewellery.
The suspect, who posed as Sabahan Hikman Jacob, threatened his colleagues at the jewellery store with a pistol and walked out with a tray of gold chains at the KL Festival City Mall on Oct 31.
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Courts & Crime, Setapak, Security, Guard, Robbery, Jewellery, Tomei
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