Sunday, August 1

Robber targets cashier at 24-hour convenience store

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MIRI: A cashier for a 24-hour convenience store in Taman Tunku was tied up by a robber who fled with cash less than RM200 yesterday morning.

In the 9.40am incident, the 18-year-old female cashier was alone when a man pretending to buying a reload card (handphone) approached her desk.

The suspect pulled out a knife and pointing it at the cashier, demanded that she empty the cash register. He then brought her to the store’s toilet and tied her up with adhesive tape.

He took the victim’s bag containing RM50 cash, her identity card and bank cards before fleeing.

The victim managed to free herself and called the police.

A team from Miri Police rushed to the scene after receiving a report on the incident. Miri police chief, ACP Mun Kock Keong when contacted yesterday by The Borneo Post confirmed receiving a report on the incident.

“The case is being investigated under Section 392/397 of the Penal Code,” he said.