Thief escapes with gold necklace worth RM10,000

File picture. A man ran off with a gold necklace worth about RM10,000.

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KUCHING: A thief successfully escaped with a gold necklace worth RM10,000 from a goldsmith’s shop in Carpenter Street yesterday afternoon.

According to the shop owner, the male thief pretended to be a customer interested in trading in his old gold necklace.

He asked to see a new necklace worth about RM10,000 which the shop owner showed him.

The shop owner said the man bargained over the price for awhile and tried on the necklace before claiming that he needed to call his mother.

The man then absconded with the necklace and was seen boarding a multi-purpose vehicle.

The shop owner made a police report at the Central Police Station.

The police are investigating the case.