Family shaken by burglar who crashed through their roof
The Abaz family had just finished dinner last night when a 90 kilogram home invader fell through their ceiling in Perth's north.
“My eldest daughter started shaking and crying,” mother of two Laura Abaz told 9News.
She and her daughters, aged four and seven, were home alone when the frenzied man tried desperately to get inside their Ballajura home.
Chillingly, the family actually spotted him on their home security cameras several minutes before the invasion.
They watched helplessly from inside their house as he prowled the perimeter, looking for a way to get inside.
The man, aged in his 40s, even knocked on the front door before climbing on to the roof.
“He went up on to the roof and was making big noises,” Mrs Abaz said.
“Breaking the tiles and trying to pull off the air-con.”
The next thing they knew, the man was on their living room floor.
Dripping with blood, he ran to a bedroom and barricaded himself inside while the family fled the property and called police.
Officers had to break down the door to remove the man, who was taken to Midland Hospital with minor injuries.
The family weren’t injured, but say the emotional trauma has been crippling.
“Last night I was being strong for my kids,” Mrs Abaz said.
“But today I can’t, I’ve got big stress.”
The man was treated for his injuries, but police have yet to lay any charges.
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