Jewellery shop owner punched in face, loses RM200,000 in robbery

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A jewellery shop owner suffered injuries to her face and lost more than RM200,000 when her store was robbed on Thursday (Sept 9) evening.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Zainal Mohamed Mohamed said in the 6.15pm incident, three men wearing full-face helmets stormed into the shop located at Simpang Tiga, Batu 6, Gombak, here.

He said one of the suspects then stood guard at the main entrance with a machete in hand while the other two scooped various jewellery items placed on display racks.

"One of the suspects also punched the victim’s face before all three fled with the stolen items on two motorcycles,” he said in a statement Thursday.

ACP Zainal added that when the incident occured, the shop owner, an Indonesian with permanent resident status, was with her daughter and a relative.

He said police are now tracking down the suspects and the case was being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed gang robbery.

A one-minute video clip of the robbery had also gone viral on social media Thursday. - Bernama

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