BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): Police are on the hunt for six men suspected of being involved in an armed robbery and escaping with 5kg of gold worth RM900,000 belonging to a company in a brazen robbery in front of Seberang Perai Tengah’s Drainage and Irrigation Department office here Monday (June 3).
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abd Hamid said in the 10.30am incident , three masked robbers, armed with a parang each, stopped a Proton X70 SUV (sports utility vehicle) driven by two employees of the company, before escaping with the SUV.
"During the incident, a BMW vehicle the suspects were in suddenly stopped, causing the Proton X70 to ram into the vehicle. Three masked men then emerged from the BMW, each brandishing a parang.
"The Proton was pinned by another four-wheel drive vehicle behind it and two masked suspects, also armed with parang, alighted from the SUV and smashed the windows of the Proton,” he said.
Nik Ros Azhan said the company’s employees were ferrying the gold that was kept in the car’s boot for business dealings at a gold shop in Jitra, Kedah.
During the incident, one suspect smashed the front right and left windshields of the Proton X70, while the other robbers pulled the victims out before snatching their wallets and driving off in their car.
"In the victims’ car, there were two bags filled with 5kg of gold worth RM900,000,” he said, adding that the crime scene location was a quiet place.
Police are also trying to review CCTV near the scene, he said. - Bernama