Robbers abscond with jewellery, CCTV in goldsmith heist
MALACCA, Aug 21 — A group of robbers not only caused a goldsmith RM350,000 in losses but also carted away the closed circuit television (CCTV) in his shop at Jalan PMS1, Plaza Melaka Sentral, here today.
Malacca Crime Investigation Department deputy chief, Supt P.R. Gunarajan, said the heist occurred between midnight and four this morning.
He said the suspects entered through the back door of a bridal shop and broke through the walls separating three other shops to gain access to the goldsmith’s premises.
“There were five holes made by the robbers, four in the neighbouring shops and one in the office of the goldsmith shop where the jewellery and cash were kept in a four-tiered steel safe,” he told reporters at the scene of the crime today.
The robbers managed to cart away only the jewellery stored in the first tier of the safe, with a total estimated value of RM350,000, he added.
Gunarajan said the suspects also took the CCTV which was in the goldsmith shop.
Meanwhile, the owner of the goldsmith shop, Tan Teng Leong, 50, said the owner of the shop house from whom he was renting the premises telephoned him about the robbery at 8am. — Bernama