Woman steals jewellery on first day of work in Kedah

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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