Woman steals jewellery on first day of work in Kedah
KULIM: An unidentified woman who worked at a jewellery shop here must have thought she had pulled off a clean theft when she fled with RM30,000 worth of valuables three hours after reporting for duty on Wednesday.
However, unknown to her, the act was recorded in the outlet’s security camera and her face is all over social media.
The goldsmith has posted a RM3,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.
The owner of the jewellery shop, who only wished to be identified as Khoo, said the woman had contacted him on Tuesday for a job.
He told her to report for duty at 10am the following day at his outlet, located in Kulim.
“My staff told me that she only turned up about 4pm and gave the excuse that her motorcyclehad broken down,” he said yesterday.
He said at 6.30pm, the woman said she was rearranging some of the valuables on display.
About seven minutes later, she told her colleagues that she was taking a meal break but did not return.
“My staff became suspicious upon noticing that some of the valuables were missing and contacted me. Based on the camera recording, she had scooped up the valuables and hidden them in her blouse sleeve. I rushed to the shop and found that 11 bracelets, four pendants and four necklaces were missing.”
Kulim police chief Superintendent Ahmad Nasir Jaafar the losses were reported at RM30,000.
He said the suspect had been identified and police were tracking her down.