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How Burglars Broke Into This House In Mutiara Damansara

How Burglars Broke Into This House In Mutiara Damansara

How Burglars Broke Into This House In Mutiara Damansara

Last week, four houses in Mutiara Damansara were burgled while their owners were not at home. In most cases, we never really know how burglars broke into those houses, so we could do nothing more than warn other residents about these break-ins.

Fortunately, one of the house owners took the initiative to inform us about the circumstances surrounding the burglary of his house. Here is a summary of the key points :


What Can We Do To Prevent Such Burglaries?

Based on the details revealed, here are some steps the guards and house owners can take to reduce the risks of such burglaries :


How Burglars Broke Into His House

Here is the house owner’s original post, for those who want to read more and get some context on this case. Again, we thank him for sharing this story with us.

As some of you may know, our house was broken into on the 2nd of October around 9pm while we were out (only our maid was in).  A minimum of 3 burglars came in a dark Toyota.  They parked opposite our house and did some recon.  After about 5 minutes, one of them was sent into our house to check things out.  He climbed over our fence wall to get in.  At that time, our maid was at her room at the back of the house, sleeping.  After another 5 minutes, another burglar came out from the car and went to ring our door bell many times.  Take it that this is to ensure that no one is at home.  Do note that the first burglar is still inside the compound of our house. Upon confirming that there is no response, two burglars presumably climbed over (not shown in our CCTV) our fence wall to join the other burglar.

On our compound, they were looking for an entry point.  After a while, they worked on one of our small windows in the dry kitchen with a crowbar and finally managed to break the hinge and get in.  Two of them went into the house while the other was at the back of the house.  Presumably, they knew that our maid was in but was sleeping in her room.  Hence, kept one person to keep an eye on her.

They were focus on looking for small jewelry items and cash as they did not touch 5 of our laptops and even some of the sports watches we had lying in plain site.  They spent most of their time on our safe but failed to open it in time.  At about 10.21pm, we came back and they seem to know it and started leaving immediately.  Presumably there was another accomplice in the car to do the stake out and notified them accordingly.  They wanted to come out thru the front door but we were back already, hence, they climbed into my neighbor’s house.  My neighbor’s maid saw them and notify my neighbor.  They calmly walked across my neighbor’s porch, climbed over the fence wall, get into their car and left.  CCTV from guard house showed that they tried to use a card to exit but failed.  However, managed to convince the guard to let them out.

In view of all this, we would like to share some of our thots and experience as we tend to be less cautious in view of the security that has been provided.  We believe we all should do our part as well.

– If you have dogs, do let them out and circle your compound.  It will always help.

– Turn on your external alarm when you go out.

– When the door bell rings (especially at night) and you are not informed by the guards that a visitor is on his way, be careful as the burglars could already be in your compound and attack you when you open your front door to check.

– The guards should shine torch lights into all parked cars especially those without a MUDORA sticker.  In our case, the patrol bike passed by the burglar’s car at least 5 times but failed to notice that anyone was sitting inside.

– The guards should never allow anyone in or out with excuses of cards not working or cards are left at home.  Their details must be obtained with more scrutiny.

– We need to work hard in stopping them to come into our area as it would be difficult to police them once they are in.

– Maybe the guards should escort the visitors to their designated houses.  This may not be practical but its just a thot.

– Everyone should be informed officially whenever there is a change of guards as its a typical window for the culprits to exploit.  They will enable all to be extra careful and support them at the learning stage.

– Everyone should be notified officially and immediately whenever a case has occurred for all to we aware.  Apparently, there was another incident on the 1st of October but we don’t know the details.  With these last two points, maybe a WhatsApp Chat Group would be helpful.

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