Inside Job in Two Goldsmith Shop Robberies, 11 Suspects Nabbed

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Inside men, including mastermind, detained in connection with two robberies at the same goldsmith within three months.

Police have arrested a salesman suspected of being the mastermind behind two jewellery heists at the same store located in Giant Hypermarket Kota Damansara involving almost RM2 million.

In the first robbery in November last year, the robbers fled with RM1.1 million worth of jewellery while in the second incident last Thursday, they escaped with an RM720,000 loot.

Eleven men, including an assistant manager and a salesman at the shop, were nabbed a day after the second heist.

Police first arrested two members of the group and seized their car, which was later confirmed to be the getaway vehicle, at around 11pm on Friday.

That quickly led to the arrest of nine more members of the group in separate raids around Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur on Friday and Saturday.

A Smith & Wesson revolver with four bullets and a casing were also seized.

Police said the mastermind is believed to be the salesman, 25, who is also wanted for a cheating case in Senawang, Negri Sembilan.

He was off duty on the day of the robbery.

Police said the man, who had been employed there for five years, had been planning the heists for some time.

It is learnt the assistant manager allegedly aided in the robbery.

Around RM300,000 worth of jewellery was recovered and RM33,420 in cash was seized during the arrests.

Police believe the rest of the loot has been sold off.

The suspects, aged 22 to 30, have been remanded until Friday.

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