ALOR GAJAH: Three elderly women were robbed by two armed masked men who broke into their home in Padang Sebang Gadek in the wee hours of the morning.
Alor Gajah police chief Superintendent Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the incident happened at about 4.30am on Sunday, when the three sisters, aged between 69 and 78, were rudely awaken by two robbers who had broken into their home.
"The robbers were armed with a parang and a knife and they accosted the three sisters before tying their hands up.
"They demanded for the women to handover their bracelets, rings and cash worth about RM500.
"They also took two mobile phones," he added.
Asmadi said the robbers also demanded the victims to handover their bank accounts but the women replied that they did not have any.
Unhappy with their answers, the robbers ranscacked the women's home and left after finding nothing valuable at 5.45am.
"One of the victims managed to free herself at 6.15am after the robbers left and sought help from a neighbour who had just finished morning prayers at 7am," he said.
At 8.45am, the neighbour helped the victim to lodge a report at a nearby police station.
The victims, Aliah Abdullah, 78; Beby Amilah Abdullah, 76 and Rabiah Abdullah, 69, were uninjured.
Asmadi added that no arrest has been made so far but police were investigating the case under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code as armed robbery.
"We are trying to identify the robbers who could be drug addicts or locals known to the victims as they covered their face to mask their identity," he said.