Bank safe vault raided, valuables worth RM500,000 taken
Taking advantage of the long festive break, the burglars broke into the Public Bank branch here, just like a similar case at Cheras in 1995.
It is learnt that the security alarm did not go off. With no security guards to worry about, the burglars then put their drills and tools to good use at the second floor of the five-storey building. They drilled and hacked a 31cm hole to get to the floor below where the vault was located.
Using a rope, the burglars slid down to the first floor and forced open 92 of the 708 safe deposit boxes, with the use of sharp objects and hammers. The exact date and time of the break-in has yet to be ascertained.
It happened again. Remember there was the same incident happened in March 1995, a gang dubbed as the “Tunnel Rats” drilled into the vault of a Mayban Finance Bhd branch in Taman Cheras, emptying about 640 safety deposit boxes of cash, jewellery and share certificates worth RM30mil? It only happened one year ago. Anyway, it is not only happening in Malaysia. DBS bank in Hong Kong also encountered the same incident 2 years ago.
Where else should we keep our valueable belongings? :)