Kuala Lumpur: Jeweller Datuk Abdul Rasull Abdul Razak was getting ready to give a press conference on the price of gold, when robbers broke into his store and made off with a loot worth RM400,000.
The Malaysian Indian Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association president said that he had invited reporters to cover the conference at the restaurant next door, and was about to start the event when the robbery broke out between 2.30pm and 2.40pm yesterday.
"Four men on two motorcycles had just parked their machines in front of our store.
"They were just talking among themselves, when it escalated to a quarrel," he related.
Abdul Rasull, 60, said the four men were wearing striped shirts, black pants, helmets and gloves.
He said he was shocked when they started taking out metal rods and parang before three of them barged into the store in Lebuh Ampang here carrying bags.
"One of them was waiting on the motorcycle outside.
"We had about 10 staff on duty that day, but they did not fight back as the robbers were armed."
Abdul Rasull said the entire robbery took just about eight to 10 seconds.