Another ‘bore and rob’ gang


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  • Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu police are looking for two men and a woman believed to be members of a gang that bores holes into walls before stealing jewellery, similar to the gang caught in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

He said the suspects had bored their way into a jewellery shop in Besut on Aug 31.

State CID chief Asst Comm K. Manoharan said the suspects, in their 30s, were also wanted over house break-ins in Terengganu, Pahang and Selangor.

Manoharan said the gang had bored its way through a wall into the jewellery shop in Jalan Bukit Mok Mek and stole about RM200,000 worth of gold and silver dust after failing to open the safe.

“In their haste to flee, the thieves left behind various tools, including a drill,” he said.

Manoharan said a 28-year-old suspect has been arrested and was on remand until tomorrow.

The six-member gang caught in Petaling Jaya were said to be responsible for at least seven cases.

These thieves wait for long holiday breaks to bore holes into the walls of banks, pawn and jewellery shops before carting away cash and valuables worth tens of millions of ringgit.

The syndicate was finally busted when the alarm went off while they were trying to enter a pawnshop in Sungai Way last Thursday.

The latest incident prior to the attempted robbery in Sungai Way was on last Wednesday at a jewellery shop in Banting with losses estimated at about RM450,000.

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