SIBU: Police are on the hunt for a man who made off with two rings after picking them up on the pretext of buying them at a goldsmith at Jalan Market here.
Sibu Deputy OCPD Supt Collin Babat said that in the 11am Wednesday (June 3) incident, the goldsmith, 58, was in the shop when the suspect showed up, saying that he wanted to buy a gold ring.
"The suspect asked the victim to take out two gold rings from the cabinet for him to try on both hands. However, the suspect dashed out of the shop with two gold rings, weighing 8.51g and 6.46g, respectively," he said.
Supt Collin said following a report lodged by the victim, a police team visited the scene and had checked the CCTV.
"The CCTV footage revealed that an unidentified man had entered the premises and escaped after trying on the rings," he said.
He added that the suspect has been identified through CCTV footage and is currently being tracked by detectives.
The case is being investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code for theft in a building.
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