JOHOR BARU (Bernama): A man, believed armed with a pistol, robbed a goldsmith in a shopping mall in Taman Universiti, Skudai here of jewellery worth about RM462,000.
Northern Johor Baru police chief ACP Mohd Taib Ahmad said the man, who was wearing a helmet with a dark visor, struck at 12.23pm Thursday (June 6).
Five workers, including a security guard, were in the shop during the incident.
"The suspect told them that he had a gun and asked them to cooperate. Out of fear, the victims took out the jewellery from four trays inside the display table as requested by the suspect.
"The suspect grabbed 237 gold chains and escaped on a motorcycle parked in front of the shop," he said in a statement here Friday (June 7).
Investigations showed that the motorcycle was using a fake registration plate.
"The security guard was taken to the Northern District Johor Baru police headquarters for investigation and the case is being investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code," he said. – Bernama