Thieves break into, ransack former national sprinter’s house

Watson's belongings were all over the floor after burglars broke into the house today.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Dec 30: Thieves ransacked the house of former national sprinter and 100m record holder Watson Nyambek on this afternoon, carting away items worth RM2,500.

Among items stolen from his home at Kampung Lusut Taman Tunku, Jalan Perpaduan, were two laptops and two bank books.

Watson, accompanied by his wife Phylis, lodged a police report at Miri Central police station (CPS) this evening.

“We left our house in Kampung Lusut around 11am and drove to Riam to visit my dad as we brought him a cat,” said Phylis when contacted today.

Watson’s eldest daughter was the only one at home during the intrusion. It was believed that the burglars had gained access into the house via the bathroom.

Fortunately, she was left unharmed by the burglars.

“My daughter was locked outside the house as the burglars walked into the living room from the bathroom windows and ransacked our belongings,” she said.

She added that her 18-year-old daughter had heard commotion from inside, but she thought it was her dad and her brother.

Watson and his family have been living in the house for four years. This marks the third time their house has been broken into by thieves.

As at press time, police personnel were at the scene investigating. —DayakDaily