A 32-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to rob a goldsmith shop on Jalan Sultan Iskandar with a toy gun.
According to Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan, the man was taken into custody near Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar on Tuesday (December 6) at around 2.30 pm, as reported by The Star.
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“Two policemen from the Pasir Puteh station were sent to the location after receiving information on the incident and saw a man, believed to be the suspect, being chased by several people.
“He was arrested with the help of policemen from the Pekan Baru station,'' ACP Yahaya said in a statement.
During the arrest, police also found the plastic toy pistol in the suspect’s sling bag.
According to ACP Yahaya, the suspect, who is from Seremban, entered the store at around 2 pm pretending to be interested in purchasing a gold chain.
"When the suspect noticed the chain, he grabbed it and then pointed his toy gun at the shop employee.
“He then ran out of the shop,” he said, adding that the case was resolved within 30 minutes.
The case is being investigated under Sections 392 and 397 of the Penal Code for robbery.