Jewellers heave a sigh after goldsmith robbers nabbed

SHAH ALAM, 28 July 2017: 

Selangor police have solved eight goldsmith shop robbery cases reported since 2015 with the arrest of seven men – barely three hours after the suspects robbed another outlet and carted away RM3 million worth of jewellery in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Cheras yesterday.

Selangor police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor said initial investigations found that all the suspects – aged between 17 and 45 years – were believed to be involved in all the cases, recording an overall haul of about RM15 million.

“Investigations show that they have been actively involved in the crime around Selangor since 2015 until yesterday, especially in Shah Alam, Banting, Puchong, Sri Kembangan and Kajang.

“The group was reportedly involved in two other robbery cases at similar outlets in Kuala Lumpur at the end of last year, namely in Kuchai Lama and Brickfields.”

In the incident at about 2pm yesterday, all the suspects were arrested by police in a raid at a house in Dengkil near here. Police also recovered most of the jewellery that was robbed yesterday and several firearms and hammers used in the crime.

Meanwhile in KLANG, 26 plastic bags of ketum leaves weighing about 28kg, a bottle of ketum water and a black backpack containing 43 bottles of liquid cough medicine. were among the prohibited substances confiscated after police arrested a local man driving a Nissan Sylphy at a roadblock in Bandar Puteri, here, on Tuesday around 2.30am.

South Klang district police chief ACP Alzafny Ahmad said, a body check on the 30-year-old suspect found a small bag inserted in his waistband containing nine plastic packets with a total of 300 pills suspected to be yaba (pyschotropic pills), 12 pieces of foil with each piece containing 10  Eramin 5 pills.

“Also found on the suspect was a transparent plastic package containing nine ecstasy pills and all the seized items were worth about RM7,000.

“The suspect, who does contract work and is a bankrupt was found to have a record of past drug offences. He also tested positive for amphetamine.”

Alzafny said the suspect had been remanded for a week until July 31.

– Bernama

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