Two jewellery suppliers lose RM1mil in Kuala Pilah robbery

KUALA PILAH: Two suppliers of jewellery were ambushed in broad daylight behind a goldsmith shop and robbed of a delivery worth an estimated RM1mil here.

The gold store manager, Noorhasliza Abd Rahman, said based on CCTV footage at the premises, the incident happened around 11am on Wednesday (May 5) when the two dealers carrying two bags of jewellery were attacked by two men in black masks.

"The incident happened outside this premises. The two victims are jewellery suppliers. It was indeed a panicky situation and it is the first robbery to have happened here,” she said at the shop here.

Noorhasliza said a police report was made and the CCTV footage had been handed over for further investigation.

She said at the time of the incident, all the workers were in the shop serving some customers.

Checks by a reporter showed that the shop was operating as usual although police had blocked several roads in the vicinity.

Based on the 34-second CCTV recording, the two victims were just alighting from their car, parked at the back of the goldsmith shop when they were set upon by the robbers.

One victim was seen running away but was chased and attacked by a robber who grabbed his bag. Another victim apparently dropped the second bag to avoid harm.

The robbers escaped with the loot in a silver car.

Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the case is being investigated.

"We will give an update when more information is obtained from the Kuala Pilah district police chief,” he said. - Bernama

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