Goldsmith loses RM5mil to burglars over Hari Raya break

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  • Monday, 10 Jun 2019

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SHAH ALAM (Bernama): A goldsmith's shop here lost about RM5mil when it was broken into early Friday (June 7).

Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said shop owner only he had been burgled on Monday (June 7) at about 10am when he reopened the shop after being closed for a week for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

"From the initial investigations, we believe that the incident occurred between 2am and 6am last Friday.

"The crime is believed to have been committed by more than two professional burglars.

"The burglars are believed to have entered the store through a ventilation chamber at the back of the store before breaking into the vault and pried open four safe boxes containing jewellery.

"The total amount of the loss is estimated at RM5mil," he told reporters at the scene at Section 7 here Monday.

He added that the burglars were believed to have used a metal cutting machine to cut open the vault door and the safe boxes.

Baharudin said the burglars also stole the closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) system installed at the store, which only started operations in January this year.

"We (the police) will retrieve the CCTV footage from adjacent stores to assist the investigation," he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code. – Bernama

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