KUALA LUMPUR, Sun: Robbers took advantage of the Deepavali holiday and broke into a goldsmith shop along Jalan Masjid India, carting away RM2 million worth of jewellery.
It is believed that the incident occurred on Saturday although it was only discovered yesterday morning by a hypermarket worker; the hypermarket is located beside the goldsmith shop. The shop was closed on Saturday for Deepavali.
About 9.15am yesterday, the worker found a huge hole in the plywood wall separating the storeroom from the goldsmith, the hole was big enough for a man to go through. The worker lodged a police report and checks later revealed that jewellery had been taken from five showcases.
There were also three safes inside the goldsmith and burnt marks indicated that the robbers had attempted to break into the safes, but without success.
Police found the security system in the shop had been disconnected, hence the robbers had been able to get away without raising the alarm.