Most of us are much more aware of our surroundings when out and about in public, however, it seems that we might need to be as attentive and cautious even in the comfort of our own homes.
Recently, a local woman took to social media to share a terrifying incident where she and her husband had come face to face with 2 random men trying to break into their home.
In a post by @PhoebeShafinaz, she wrote, “I’m posting this as a reminder that I should be grateful to still be here. I’ve always been paranoid about my safety and my loved ones. Today, it’s proven that it’s not all that bad to be paranoid“.
She shared that at 12:43am yesterday (March 30), she and her husband were chilling in the living room of their condominium unit.
“I was scrolling my phone when my husband suddenly SCREAMED. I looked up and saw a man about 6ft tall on my balcony. The man tried to open my sliding door when we saw ANOTHER man just climbing down to my balcony from the floor above.”
“We both were screaming at this point and my husband literally ran to the sliding door to make sure the door was tightly locked,” she explained.
While her husband was at the door, the man was shushing them and telling them to be quiet.
“I ran towards my husband and pulled him away from the door to make sure he was safe and then called the police, security and sent an SOS message in my Condo WhatsApp group”, she added.
The 2 men eventually climbed down to the levels below after the couple had not stopped shouting out at them.
Better to be safe than sorry
“Several things that keep lingering in my mind; What if we didn’t lock the door? What would happen to us if the men managed to enter? What would happen if we were already asleep when they were there? What if they came in, made us their ransoms or forced us to keep them refuge?” she questioned.
“I want to believe that the men were just running away from something and just passing through. But my God. Climbing from balconies to another? I live on the 12th floor! This is why I’m always paranoid.”
“We couldn’t sleep yesterday after the incident. So he booked a hotel just so we could sleep a few hours before work. Yes we’re a bit traumatised but we learnt a lot from this experience. I suggest everyone to always always lock your doors and windows. Such a simple gesture but could be the reason you’re still alive,” she concluded.
Phoebe told WORLD OF BUZZ that although she can’t say for certain, she was told that the security managed to catch one of the guys who matched the descriptions. Meanwhile, the other guy is still out at large.
We hope that Phoebe and her husband recover from the traumatic experience. May this serve as a reminder to all of us to be vigilant and careful even at home.
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