Man­ager could only think of cus­tomers’ safety dur­ing machete in­ci­dent

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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.

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