Goldsmiths hit for RM420,000, they were robbed while stuck in traffic jam


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 Mar 2005

By EDWARD RAJENDRA

KLANG: Motorists, who were caught in a morning traffic jam at the Connaught Bridge here, were stunned when three men smashed the windows of a four-wheel drive vehicle with axes and grabbed two leather bags containing RM420,000 in jewellery. 

OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohd Jamil Mohd Ayub said that in the daring 11.30am robbery, the two goldsmiths in the 4WD vehicle froze in their seats as the men hit the windows with their axes.  

“Both the goldsmiths, in their 50s, were transporting the jewellery from their shop in Klang Jaya. They were on their way to the Federal Highway. 

“We understand that the goldsmiths were going to Rawang.  

“According to them, one bag containing RM350,000 worth of jewellery was kept in the front while another bag containing RM70,000 worth of specially-made rings and bracelets were on the back seat,” he said, adding that a report on the robbery was lodged at the Klang police headquarters at about 1.45pm. 

ACP Mohd Jamil added that the three men, who were wearing full-faced crash helmets, escaped on three motorcycles with three accomplices. 

“They headed towards the Kesas Highway. Our men managed to find out the registration numbers of the motorcycles but we later discovered that all three were false number plates.  

“One of the number plates was for a car which belongs to a health officer in Sabak Bernam,” he added. 

ACP Mohd Jamil said that road blocks had been put up at certain stretches of the Kesas Highway as there was a possibility the six robbers had entered a neighbourhood along the highway.  

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