Shots fired during armed robbery at Klang jewellery store


PORT KLANG: A man armed with a gun escaped on a motorcycle after robbing a jewellery outlet here.

According to a media statement issued by South Klang district police chief Asst Comm Cha Hoong Fong, the incident happened at 4.15pm on June 13.

ACP Cha added that police received a call about the incident from the public at 4.25pm.

He said the suspect had grabbed a security guard stationed at the outlet on Persiaran Raja Muda Musa.

“The suspect grabbed the guard, brought him into the outlet and shot at the ground twice. Several people inside ran away.

“The suspect then ordered those manning the outlet to bring out all the jewellery but the person in charge refused to follow his orders.”

“The suspect then grabbed a few bangles and chains on the counter as well as two handbags belonging to customers and escaped on a motorbike,” said ACP Cha.

“The suspect is believed to be a stocky adult male and was wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, dark long pants and white gloves as well as a white helmet with a black visor,’’ added SCP Cha.

He said the premises owner and the customers were unscathed, and estimated losses have yet to be determined.

The Selangor police headquarters forensic unit managed to retrieve several pieces of evidence, including a bullet casing.

ACP Cha said the South Klang police had opened an investigation paper under Section 3 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 for robbery by discharging a firearm.

“The police are identifying the suspect and will be making an arrest soon.

“Those with have any information related to the incident are urged to go to the nearest police station or contact South Klang police headquarters at 03-3376 2222 to help with the investigations,’’ said ACP Cha.

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