Three apprehended, one still on the loose for stealing RM57K worth of gold jewellery

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SIBU, Sept 26: Three people have been held in custody for allegedly breaking into a goldsmith shop at Jalan Market and stealing an assortment of jewellery worth RM57,000.

Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said today that another suspect was still at large and the police are hunting for him.

He said the theft was believed to have occurred between 5pm on Sept 24 and 8.30am on the next day.

“We believe that the suspects had entered the shop from its rooftop by drilling a hole,” he said,

He said following a report lodged by a 59-year-old goldsmith, the police swung into action.

The suspects were a 33-year-old woman, a 37-year-old lorry attendant and a 40-year-old lorry driver who were detained at a budget hotel at Jalan Wong Nai Siong.

The police seized from them a bag full of jewelleries worth RM57,000. Also confiscated from them was a bag which contained US$700, RM250 and RM201.

“The suspects have a previous record of violent crimes which include drug abuse,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for housebreaking. — DayakDaily