RM30,000 HEIST AT AMPANG EATERY
Manager could only think of customers’ safety during machete incident
A-RESTAURANT manager could only think about the safety of his customers when men armed with machetes entered the premises two days ago.
Muhammad Ainul Yakin, 21, said he was walking to the cash register when six men entered the restaurant.
“One of them pushed the door and told us to cooperate,” he said, adding that five others entered the restaurant wearing fullface helmets.
Ainul said there were eight patrons and six workers at that time when the group entered the restaurant in Taman Melawati at 8.50pm.
“They asked me to sit down and not to interfere.
“The customers were shocked. All I could think of was their safety.”
None of them were hurt but the robbers made off with valuables and cash worth nearly RM30,000, fleeing on motorcycles.
The closed-circuit television camera footage of the incident went viral on social media.
Ainul said from the robbers’ physical appearances and voices, he believed that they were in their early 20s.
The restaurant began operations seven months ago and this was the first time a robbery had occurred in the area.
Yesterday, the restaurant owner installed an electromagnetic door lock.
Ampang Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Hamzah Alias said police were investigating the case.
A clip of the video which shows six armed men robbing a restaurant in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday.