Sunday, October 14, 2007

Branded Watch Shop Robber's
Photofit Released To Media

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- A photofit of the robber who robbed a watch shop selling branded watches on the first floor of Suria KL shopping complex at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) on Friday was released to the media Sunday.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah said the suspect in his late 30s, between five and six feet tall, thin, fair complexion with wrinkles, was clad in a dark blue shirt and white jeans.

"We release the photofit based on the footage of the closed-circuit television camera installed at KLCC.

"Findings of the suspect's thumbprints being analysed now will be known in a few days," he told reporters at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters.

Ku said the security guard who was shot in the stomach by the armed robber while making his escape after grabbing about 30 expensive watches was in stable condition at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

He said police were liaising with their Singapore counterpart in investigating the robbery as the robber's Hyundai Sonata getaway car bore a Singapore registration number plate.

Earlier, reporters were shown a CCTV footage of the suspect loitering around the outlet.

The footage showed the robber checking out the outlet's location from the escalator on the first floor before going down to the ground floor.

He then went up to the first floor and barged into the shop. The recording also showed the suspect walking briskly clutching a plastic bag with the loot.

It also showed a salesgirl chasing the robber.

In the 7pm heist, the robber had casually walked into the outlet on the pretext of a customer and told a salesgirl that he wanted to buy a Rolex watch.

He said he wanted to look at several trays of watches on display, each watch worth about RM20,000 to RM30,000.

However, most of the watches were recovered when the robber dropped 21 of them while running to his getaway car with an accomplice at the wheel.

Anyone with information on the robbery can contact the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at 03-20702222 or investigating officer ASP R. Anandan at 03-20766299 or 019-3227766 or SMS Ku at 012-8362224.

-- BERNAMA 14 Oktober 2007-10-15


A Singapore Chinese involved in a robbery in Kuala Lumpur? This is interesting. Don’t you think so?

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