Crime & Courts

Hunt for armed men after failed goldsmith shop heist in Machang

MACHANG: Police are in pursuit of two armed male suspects following an attempted robbery at a goldsmith shop in Machang yesterday (April 11).

Machang police chief, Superintendent Ahmad Shafiki Hussin, said police received information about the incident at 2.20pm just after the suspects, who were carrying firearms, fled the scene on a blue-coloured Yamaha Y15 motorcycle without registration plates.

"The attempted robbery involved two men clad in all-black attire, wearing jeans, caps, face masks and gloves.

"Despite attempts by witnesses to apprehend the suspects, they managed to evade capture and escape on a motorcycle," he said in a statement today (April 12).

During the incident, there were four individuals inside the premises, including employees and family members of the complainant, he said, adding that no injuries and no losses were reported.

He urged those with information to contact the nearest police station. — BERNAMA

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