House break-in reported in Pujut 7A, victims unhurt

The victim (centre), flanked by members of the RC Pujut patrol team, holding a copy of the police report that he had lodged.

MIRI, July 3: A family of three living in Pujut 7A here had a rude shock when they found that their house had been broken into while they were asleep.

No one was hurt in the break-in, which is believed to have happened between 4am and 5am today.

Among the items reported missing were a wallet, house keys, two mobile phones and several bank cards.

According to the 23-year-old house owner, who works as a cook, when he woke up at about 7am, he saw the front door of his house ajar and there were signs of forced entry.

After making a quick assessment of what had been stolen, he lodged a report at the Miri Central Police Station.

He told reporters at the police station that luckily his car was not driven away even though the car key was inside the vehicle.

When the RC Pujut patrol team arrived at his house after being alerted, they found two bamboo sticks on the fence and a pair of pliers on the floor. — DayakDaily