SERDANG: A band of robbers took advantage of the lack of available police force in conjunction with the BERSIH 5.0 rally and carted away with eight trays of jewelry in a shocking daylight heist at the Poh Kong store here in Tesco Puchong.
OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias told The Star that police were alerted to the incident by the public at about 11.10am this morning.
Six men, wearing helmets and green vests, armed with hammers, robbed the store located on the ground floor of the Tesco hypermarket.
“Four suspects entered the shop, while another suspect kept watch.
“One more suspect waited inside a silver Toyota Wish as his accomplices carted away eight trays of jewelry,” he added.
The robbers fled in their getaway car soon after.
According to some eye-witnesses at the hypermarket, the police arrived only on scene 20-minutes after the robbers left.
ACP Aminuddin said that they are still in the midst of ascertaining the value of the losses from the robbery.
The case is investigated as gang robbery under Section 395 of the Penal Code.