Published: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 9:59:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 10:11:25 PM
Guard shot dead in jewellery shop heist
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
PETALING JAYA: A security guard who had worked at a jewellery shop here for more than 20 years died after he was shot by armed robbers Wednesday.
The incident occured around 3.45pm when three men wearing full-face helmets barged into the shop along Jalan Othman.
One of the men brandished a pistol and shot the unarmed security guard twice at point-blank range.
The other two men then used axes to shatter the glass showcases and took the jewellery before leaving the scene on motorcycle.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said the security guard was rushed to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre but died while receiving treatment around 6pm.
"We have identified the victim as P. Krishnan, 43. He suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest and arm," he said when contacted.
He said the motorcycles were later found abandoned at Jalan Carey, about 1.4km from the crime scene.
"We have acquired CCTV footage from the crime scene to facilitate investigations under Section 4 of the Firearms Act and Section 302 of the Penal Code," he said.
He urged anyone with information to contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or the nearest police station.