Woman still on the loose
ALOR STAR: There has been no breakthrough on the identity of a woman who stole RM30,000 worth of valuables from a jewellery shop in Kulim.
The woman made off with the jewellery just three hours after reporting for her first day at work on Wednesday.
The jewellery shop owner had offered a RM3,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.
The goldsmith, who only wished to be identified as Khoo, said someone had called with information on the case, but it was not of much help to establish the woman’s identity or her whereabouts.
“I did receive phone calls from those who wished to help.
“But, so far, none of the information could help uncover her identity or location.”
Khoo said the RM3,000 reward was still open.
It is learnt that the woman had identified herself as Ellieya Jamil, 29, from Parit Buntar when she reported for work.
However, it was believed that the woman had used a fake identity as she did not furnish her MyKad when reporting for duty.
It was reported that the woman had contacted Khoo on Tuesday regarding a job at the outlet, located in a shopping mall in Kulim.
He had told her to report for duty at 10am the following day, but she turned up only at 4pm when Khoo was at another outlet.
The woman gave the excuse that she had left her MyKad at home when a staff member at the outlet asked for her identification document.
At 6.30pm, the woman was seen arranging some of the valuables on display before asking for permission to have a break for meal. She then went missing.
The staff member later noticed that some of the valuables were missing and alerted Khoo.
The closed-circuit television camera footage showed the woman scooping up the valuables and hiding them in her blouse sleeve.
Khoo uploaded the video on Facebook and offered the RM3,000 reward. The video had since gone viral on social media.
An employee at a jewellery shop in Kulim showing a closed-circuit camera footage of a woman stealing jewellery from the shop yesterday.