PETALING JAYA: It was a case of third time unlucky for a jewellery shop in Kajang when it was robbed on Monday with losses amounting to an estimated RM100,000.
Four robbers wearing safety helmets were seen on CCTV footage, which showed one holding what looks like a pistol keeping watch outside the shop while the others armed with sledgehammers entered the shop located at Jalan Tun Abdul Aziz at about 6pm, TheSun reported.
Images and a video of the robbery taken from the CCTV footage have now been widely shared on social media.
According to police, this was the third time that the shop had been hit by robbers, with the first two incidents being in 2005 and 2015.
“There was no security guard on duty at the time of the robbery, though 10 CCTV cameras were in operation,” Kajang district police chief ACP Othman Nayan was quoted as saying.
He added that the robbers fled the scene in a getaway car parked outside.
“Investigators are gathering clues to trace the identity and whereabouts of the robbers who are believed to be locals,” Othman was quoted as saying by TheSun.
He added that Bukit Aman forensic personnel who arrived at the scene traced 10 fingerprints.