‘Raya thieves’ make off with RM5mil

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  • Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019

Entry point: ACP Baharudin (left) checking out the hole in the wall made by the thieves to access the goldsmith shop. — Bernama

SHAH ALAM: A goldsmith shop here lost about RM5mil during a break-in.

Shah Alam district police chief Asst Comm Baharudin Mat Taib said the heist was only discovered by the shop owner yesterday when he was about to open after being closed for a week for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“From the initial investigation, we believed the incident occurred between 2am and 6am last Friday.

“It is believed to have been committed by more than two professional burglars.

“The burglars were believed to have entered the store through the ventilation chamber at the back before they broke into the vault entrance and 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 yesterday.

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

Baharudin said the burglars also stole the store’s closed-circuit

television cameras (CCTV) which were installed in January this


“We (the police) will retrieve the CCTV footage from adjacent stores to assist in this investigation,” he said.

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

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