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KUALA LUMPUR: Three men staged a daring armed robbery and escaped with more than RM1mil worth of gold and jewellery from a goldsmith’s shop at a hypermarket in Batu Caves here.

In broad daylight at 11.28am yesterday, the men, two armed with pistols, rushed into the shop, sending the crowd at the hypermarket helter skel-ter.

In the midst of the chaotic scene, they threatened several salesgirls and customers.

They then ordered the workers at gunpoint to empty the trays of jewellery into a canvas bag.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the men emptied 11 trays of jewellery before escaping in a Proton Waja.

“The robbers even injured the security guard when they hit him in the head with their gun.

“They also took the security guard’s pump gun with them,” ACP Abdul Rahim added.

He said the robbers did not break the glass showcases or harm any of the salesgirls.