A senior citizen bravely fought off thieves who had tried to break into her house in Kampung Air Putih, Balik Pulau, Penang, reported UtuÂÂsan Malaysia.
Mak Chak Jam, 70, was reading the Quran at 8.30pm incident on Tuesday, when she heard noises coming from one of the windows at the back of her house.
Mak Chak Jam went to check on the noises and was shocked to find three burglars trying to break into her house.
â€œOne of them tried to grab my necklace and the other two tried to snatch my bracelet, fracturing my left wrist in the struggle.
â€œAlthough, I know that fighting back was dangerous, I just wanted to defend myself. So, I started slapping their faces until one of their masks fell off,â€ she said.
She said she was grateful that the robbers escaped without taking any of her belongings.
They even left behind the necklace which they snatched.
She quickly sought help from a relative nearby as her husband was at the mosque.
Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin confirmed receiving the report.