A senior Election Commission officer woke up in the morning to find his two daughters locked up in the bathroom after their home had been broken into by three robbers armed with knives.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Zakaria Pagan said the incident occurred at 4.30am yesterday at the victim's double-storey house in Taman Wilayah, Jinjang, near here.
“The robbers had gained entry into the house by breaking the window grill near the hall.
“They went upstairs and entered the room where his daughters, aged 28 and 18, were fast asleep and woke them up at knife point,” he said.
The girls were threatened and ordered to remain quiet before the robbers locked them up in the bathroom and ransacked the house.
The robbers left before the father, 54, woke up at 5.30am to perform his early morning (Subuh) prayers.
He was shocked to find the house in a mess and panicked when his daughters were not in their rooms.
The robbers escaped with four handphones, a laptop, some cash and the victim's car.