GEORGE TOWN: Robbers poisoned and killed two guard dogs before breaking into a three-storey house in Tingkat Bukit Jambul here.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the trio gained entrance into the house by prising open the front sliding door.
â€œThe 43-year-old house owner and his wife were asleep in the living room when they were awakened by the robbers, who were dressed in black and wore ski masks and gloves.
â€œThey were armed with a piece of wood, a knife and a screwdriver.
â€œOne of the robbers tied the victimsâ€™ hands and threatened to hit the woman if the man did not reveal where their valuables were kept,â€ ACP Mior said.
He said that while one watched over the couple, the other two went upstairs and ransacked the place.
The robbers fled with two mobile phones, a tablet, a DSLR camera, MyKad, passports and driving licences of the victims.