Woman still on the loose

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

PIC BY AZHAR HASHIM

An em­ployee at a jew­ellery shop in Kulim show­ing a closed-cir­cuit cam­era footage of a woman steal­ing jew­ellery from the shop yes­ter­day.

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