Two more suspects arrested over RM57,000 in stolen jewelry

The goldsmith pointing to the spot where the suspects entered his shop.

SIBU, Sept 30: Police here believe that they have solved the Jalan Market goldsmith break-in case with the arrest of two more suspects yesterday.

The number of suspects presently under arrest in relation to the break-in is five.

On Sept 25, three persons including a 33-year-old woman were detained for the alleged crime at a budget hotel in Jalan Wong Nai Siong. The others were a 37-year-old lorry attendant and a 40-year old lorry driver.

The break-in is believed to have occurred between 5pm on Sept 24 and 8.30am the next day.

Police believe that the suspects had entered the shop from the ceiling by drilling a hole.

They were alleged to have broken into the goldsmith shop and carted away jewelry worth RM57,000.

The most recent arrests yesterday were of a tattoo artist and a 48-year-old unemployed man.

Sibu district police chief, Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said at about 6.05pm yesterday, a police D4 team raided a house at Laichee Lane where a jobless man was staying.

“The suspect admitted to the offence. He also told the police that he had asked a friend to sell off the jewelry,” Stanley revealed.

Following that, the police team went to a house in Jalan Empelang and nabbed the 41-year-old tattoo artist.

The man revealed that a friend had asked him to dispose of the jewelry. The police seized from him an assortment of jewelry.

The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house-breaking and theft. — DayakDaily