Jewellery salesman waylaid by masked men in pickup trucks on Besraya Expressway


KUALA LUMPUR: A group of masked men armed with parang ambushed a jewellery salesman in a Toyota Hilux along the Besraya Expressway in a heist in broad daylight on Monday (Sept 21).

The group, driving two Hilux pickup trucks, blocked the victim and his driver, then dragged them out of the vehicle before speeding off.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin @ Hilmi said the incident occurred at around 3.35pm on Monday.

"We received a report on the incident about three hours later from a jewellery shop salesman who claimed he and his driver were attacked and robbed while they were driving from Kuchai Lama to Sungai Besi.

"He said two black Toyota Hiluxes blocked their way, and three armed masked men approached their pickup truck and smashed the windows before dragging them out of the vehicle," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 22).

The suspects then sped off in all three vehicles, including the victim's truck, with an undisclosed sum of cash and jewellery.

"Both the salesman and driver suffered injuries from the broken windows.

"The estimated losses are being investigated, and according to the complainant, all the suspects were big-sized and wore long sleeves and ski masks," he said, adding that investigations revealed the complainant had dealings with several gold shops in Kuala Lumpur.

ACP Zairulnizam said police found a burnt wreckage believed to be the victim's Toyota Hilux in the Damansara area, Petaling Jaya.

"We are tracking down the suspects involved in the case," he said, adding that police were also investigating if the case was linked to the security van heist in Rawang in July involving over RM2mil in losses.

In that case, armed robbers tailed the van before attacking it. They later torched the vehicle near a factory in Sungai Bakau.

Those with information on the case should contact the police at 03-2297 9222 or go to the nearest police station.

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