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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stolen diamond from Goddess of Mercy FOUND!

Stolen diamond from Goddess of Mercy FOUND!

GEORGE TOWN: The missing diamond from statue of the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling was recovered today.

A police spokesman said an investigating team found the precious gem stone hidden in the pile of shattered glass casing which cointained the deity.
He also said a 35-year-old suspected burglar whom was beaten up prior to his arrest on-the-spot remained in a stable condition in the Penang Hospital.
"We have not found any diamond in possession by the suspect. Our team combed the scene and managed to find the glittering diamond inside the broken glass pieces," he said.
The spokesman added that a temple manager mounted the diamond back to the forehead section of the deity in the premises this morning.
It is believed that the diamond was originally placed on the statue's forehead since the inception of the historical Kuan Yin Temple some 200 years ago.
It was reported that the 35-year-old man had failed in his attempt to steal the diamond in the 1pm incident.
He apprarently used a hammer to smash the glass case of the statue.
The noise prompted a 45-year-old caretaker and two other men to track down the suspect who wast trying to escape from the temple.
The suspect barely made it outside the temple before he was overpowered by the trio near an altar and handed over to the police.
- nst.com.my

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