PETALING JAYA - Three masked robbers wielding parang stole RM800,000 (S$303,000) worth of jewellery as it was being transported in a car from a warehouse in Taman Sri Manja here but not before bumbling their way through the heist.
In their frenzy to grab the items, the robbers fumbled in opening the car boot while one of them cut himself after smashing a window, leaving a bloody trail on the vehicle.
Police said at about 11.30am yesterday, two salesmen were loading up their Toyota Altis boot with two bags containing jewellery to be distributed to several stores here.
They kept the valuables, which came from a factory in Penang, in a warehouse here. As they were about to drive away, three men in a silver Toyota Camry pulled up behind them and stopped them.
"They were wearing black ski masks and threatened the victims with parang. One man opened the driver's door and snatched the key while another smashed the front passenger window," said Petaling Jaya deputy OCPD Supt Fadil Marsus.
They snatched the two bags with RM800,000 worth of jewellery in them, he said.
Police are hoping for a break as the suspect who broke the passenger window had injured himself and left a trail of blood in and around the car.