BUTTERWORTH: Six masked robbers armed with samurai swords fled with RM900,000 worth of jewellery after robbing an SUV in Jalan Jelawat here.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the robbers fled with 5kg of jewellery after robbing a goldsmith shop's sales manager and his colleague, who was the vehicle driver, at about 10.30am Monday (June 3).
"The white sedan parked by the roadside in Jalan Jelawat suddenly drove out into the lane as the SUV was passing by.
"It then slammed onto its brakes, causing the SUV to ram into the sedan. Four masked men armed with samurai swords then exited the vehicle.
"Seeing this, the sales manager quickly ordered his colleague to reverse, but their SUV was blocked by a pickup truck," said ACP Nik Ros.
"Two masked men armed with samurai swords then came out from the pickup truck and proceeded to smash the windows of the SUV.
"The robbers pulled the victims out of their seats, grabbed their bags, and fled in their SUV.
"The victims claimed some 5kg of jewellery worth about RM900,000 were stored in the SUV's trunk," he added.
The driver of the SUV sustained minor injuries in the attack.
ACP Nik Ros added that the scene of the incident was a deserted area, about 300m away from the goldsmith shop.
“The sales manager and his colleague had informed their supervisor that they were heading to Jitra, Kedah, for business.
"Police are obtaining CCTV footage from nearby cameras besides inspecting employee records and business invoices of the company for the past one month," added ACP Nik Ros.
The case is investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for robbery.