Hypermarket robbed after CCTV cables cut

SUNGAI PETANI, 17 July 2017: 

A hypermarket suffered losses of about RM300,000 after its office at Cayman 2 Complex was broken into yesterday.

Kuala Muda deputy police chief Supt Saifi Abd Hamid said the break-in was realised by a staff at about 10am, who then informed the management.

“A company executive, aged 61, then went to the location and found the office ransacked. He also found drill marks at one of the iron safe which contained RM250,000,” he said in a statement.

He said police believed the intruder/intruders had entered the office through a window as police found a rope, believe to have been used for the purpose.

“The place is monitored by a closed circuit television, but the cable to the CCTV alarm had been cut and the CCTV taken away.”

Saifi said there was a security guard at the office, but he claimed to have not heard or seen anything suspicious.

Police found a cutter and a pair of gloves at the scene, he added.

In BUKIT MERTAJAM, two men – one armed with a gun – struck at a jewellery kiosk in a hypermarket here before escaping with an assortment of jewellery worth about RM60,000.

The 2.45pm hold-up today at the kiosk located on the ground floor of the Mydin Hypermarket in Jalan Baru was over in less than two minutes.

Seberang Perai Tengah police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said during the incident, the gunman held up the sole female employee at the kiosk while his accomplice scooped up the jewellery pieces and put them in a bag.

He said the robbers – who wore full-faced helmets, ski masks, gloves as well as blue and black sweaters – escaped in a blue Suzuki RGV motorcycle bearing no registration number.

– Bernama

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