5 robbers shot dead in KL goldsmith heist

Police recovered two pistols and several machetes as well as a large quantity of jewellery. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The police shot dead five robbers after a heist at a goldsmith shop located at a hypermarket in Kuchai Lama, here, today.

Another member of the gang was arrested.

Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said a policeman was injured after he was shot by one of the robbers in the incident which happened at about 4.30pm.

He said four of the robbers died at the scene while one was shot dead about a kilometre away after he fled in a car.

Fadzil said the six men had rushed into the hypermarket brandishing pistols and machetes and headed straight to the goldsmith shop.

The police recovered two pistols and several machetes as well as a large quantity of jewellery, he said.

Meanwhile, a 26-year-old eye-witness who wished to be known only as Diah said he saw several men wearing crash helmets rush into the goldsmith shop.

“Then I heard gunshots and I ran away,” he said.