KOTA KINABALU: A pistol and its bullets were among items valued at about RM40,000 stolen from the home of a former assistant minister in a break-in yesterday.
The victim who is a state assemblyman Datuk Surady Kayong, said he and his family were not at home when the burglary occurred.
“My brother in-law who was alone at home was asleep during the incident, which is believed to have happened at 4am,” he said when contacted, adding that his brother in-law’s room was locked at the time.
The assemblyman also said his bedroom was ransacked, with all the drawers pulled out .
Among the items reported missing were jewellery, car keys, a camera, a watch and the firearm with the bullets which were believed to have been taken from the assemblyman’s room.
City police chief ACP Sofi Zakaria, when confirming the incident, said it was believed that the burglar(s) broke the padlock on the gate before gaining entry into the house through the kitchen door.
“Investigation into the case is ongoing and we believe more than one person was involved in the burglary,” he said.
Sofi also confirmed that a the firearm and the ammunition were among the things missing from the house.