Gold dealer arrested to help in probe

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  • Sunday, 26 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: A gold dealer, who took five days to report he had been robbed of RM600,000 in jewellery and gems last week, has been arrested. 

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Noor Masdar said he was detained on Wednesday to help in investigations after he informed police that he went to Johor Baru with his Singaporean partner after the robbery and returned five days later to lodge a report. 

He said police nabbed the dealer's brother, who is one of the three partners of the company, yesterday after calling him to record his statement, adding that both the brothers were in their 30s. 

In the robbery last Friday, the dealer was carrying two briefcases containing the jewellery and gems to show to his Singaporean partner at a hotel here. 

Moments after he stepped out of his house at 9.30am, he was threatened at gunpoint by three men who snatched away the briefcases and fled in a car. 

In May last year, the victim and three others were robbed of diamonds and jewellery worth RM1mil at the parking lot of an apartment in Desa Tun Razak here while on their way to transport the gems to goldsmiths.  

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