KUALA LUMPUR: Six men brandishing machetes escaped with RM900,000 in a robbery at a moneychanger's condominium in Jalan Masjid India here on Friday evening.
They are believed to have waited outside the unit for the moneychanger's three male employees to bring in the day's collection.
A police source said when the employees arrived, they pressed the door bell.
"When the moneychanger's mother-in-law opened the door, the suspects jumped out from behind a staircase and confronted them," the source said.
The robbers herded the three men into the condominium and one of them threatened the woman and demanded money. The moneychanger's wife and two children, who were in the unit, were also threatened.
"The suspects seized a bundle containing RM350,000 which was tied to the waist of one of the employees and proceeded to ransack the flat. They also found another bag containing RM550,000 in one of the rooms," the source added.
The 24-year-old moneychanger rushed home after receiving a call from his family and arrived with the police.