Police gearing up to enter the house which the suspect’s had entered.
MIRI: An armed robbery occurred at a house in Taman Serene Jelita in Taman Tunku at around 12.30pm today, with police exchanging gunfire with the suspects.
According to the victim of the crime, she had just returned home after picking up her 4-year-old son from kindergarten.
“I had just entered the house and parked my car when it all happened.
“Suddenly I heard a loud bang and when I turned around, I saw a car crashing through my gate,” she said.
It was then she saw three masked men armed with pistols alighting from the car who then shouted for them to get inside the house.
“My husband andamah were in the house. We were forced to the upper floor of the house at gunpoint; they pointed a gun to my husband’s head,” she said.
The victim added that her son was traumatised from the whole incident, as his mouth was taped over by the perpetrators.
A passing police patrol vehicle, who was in the neighbourhood, saw the suspect’s car which had crashed through the gate and immediately called for backup.
The robbers exchanged gunfire with the police. The victim’s husband’s finger was grazed by a bullet in the ensuing struggle.
Police are currently scouring the scene for evidence.
It is learnt that two of the suspects were arrested, while one was believed to have escaped.
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