Samurai sword gang grabs RM900,000 gold jewellery on highway

PETALING JAYA: Six masked men armed with samurai swords made off with 5kg of gold jewellery, valued at RM900,000, in a highway robbery in mainland Penang today.

A sales officer and his colleague were making a delivery run to Jitra, Kedah, in a Proton X70 when their vehicle was sandwiched by two cars on Jalan Jelawat at 10.30am, according to NST Online.

Seberang Perai Utara police chief Nik Ros Azhan was quoted as saying the robbery took place at a deserted stretch, 300m from the factory where the sales officer worked.

A white BMW pulled out from the roadside and braked suddenly, causing the Proton to ram into the vehicle, while another SUV pulled up behind.

Police said the robbers pulled the executive and colleage out of the Proton, and took their wallets and other personal belongings, including their phones.

“They drove off with two bags filled with 5kg of gold items worth RM900,000 in the trunk,” Nik Ros Azhan said.