Security guard in jewellery store robbery used fake ID

Security guard in jewellery store robbery used fake ID
Police officers interviewing the staff at the jewellery shop in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have confirmed that the security guard who robbed a jewellery store in KL Festival City Mall, Setapak was using a fake identity card.

City deputy police chief SAC Datuk Amar Singh said checks on the suspects revealed that his I.C number belonged to another individual.

“We are investigating the background of the suspect as well as the security firm that hired him, as to how he was employed and whether he had a proper license to carry a firearm,” SAC Amar said.

The suspect who was identified as Hikman Jacob ( 900328-12-5725) from Kampung Bingkor, Sabah, threatened employees with a pistol while they were opening the jewellery shop at around 9.30am Thursday.

He later walked out of the shop with a tray of 100 necklaces of a yet unknown amount.

He had reportedly only been working for the jewellery store for two month.

Branch manager Robert Lourdusamy said despite repeated requests, the suspect had never produced his identification card to his employer.

“Yesterday (Wednesday), he showed me a copy of his IC. It looked exactly like any other, but it was soft and felt as if it was a piece of cardboard,” Robert said.

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