Police recover $952,000 of jewellery from robbery gang

Police recover $952,000 of jewellery from robbery gang
Mazlan (middle) and other officers looking at the jewellery that were recovered from the raid
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SHAH ALAM - Police recovered some RM3 million (S$952,000) worth of jewellery from a robbery gang in a raid at a house in Dengkil hear here on Thursday.

Police also recovered a revolver, a shotgun, sledgehammers, masks and gloves along with the jewellery from the gang members, aged between 17 to 45.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said the gang members were behind eight heists at goldsmith shops in Selangor since 2015, hauling away about RM15mil worth of jewellery.

"They were also behind two goldsmith robberies in Kuala Lumpur last year," he told a press conference at Selangor police headquarters on Friday.

The police raid at the house in Kampung Lalang, Hampar Tenang, Dengkil came hours after the gang had pulled off a daring robbery at a goldsmith shop in a shopping mall at Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, Kajang.

Comm Mazlan said the robbery took place at around 11am and with information from the public police managed to track the gang to the house at around 2pm.

"Thankfully, no one was hurt in the robbery in which the robbers fired six shots at one of the security guards," he said.

"We are still looking for a few remaining members of the gang," he added.

 

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