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Cops hunting for suspected convenient store robber

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a 24-hour convenient store with an object resembling a pistol.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said the incident occurred at the convenient store along Jalan Batu Amabar Taman Kok Lian at around 3am Friday.

“The suspect, wearing a red shirt and jeans, entered the premise on the pretext of buying prepaid top up and cigarettes.

“While the cashier was scanning the items, the suspect showed him an object resembling a pistol in his sling bag and demanded for the cash,” he said when contacted.

He said the suspect then reached over the counter and grabbed the money from the cash register.

“The suspect managed to escape with a box of cigarettes and RM100 cash.

“We urge the suspect to surrender immediately or for anyone with information on the suspect to contact the police,” he said adding that the case was being investigated as armed robbery.

Those with information can contact the Sentul police hotline at 03-4040 0781, the city police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or visit the nearest police station.-thestar

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