Couple on high alert after burglary

Couple on high alert after burglary

Sonia Malik (30) and husband Umair Bajwa (33) returned from shopping for Dr Bajwa’s birthday the following day to find their Broadway unit had been burgled between 5pm and 10pm on August 8.

‘I lost all my valuables including all my jewellery, diamonds and gold, and all the other precious items I had,’ Dr Malik said.

The doctors, who are from Pakistan on 457 visas, needed a new credit card after one was lost moving to the unit three weeks ago.

The thief forced a locked back door, took laptops, iPads and three watches, before grabbing a bag containing the jewellery, diamonds and gold and leaving through the bedroom window of the couple’s four-year-old daughter with a haul worth $35,000-$40,000.

Dr Malik said the bag was left on the bedroom’s floor because they had moved recently and she did not think Nedlands was a crime area.

The doctors work at Armadale and Hollywood hospitals and fear how their medical degrees, identity cards, passports and the daughter’s birth and immunisation certificates will be used.

‘With the laptops stolen with all the personal information, pictures, bank passwords, email passwords and critical identities, we are very frightened,’ Dr Malik said.

The theft was reported to police and forensic officers examined the unit the next day, before seeking CCTV footage from a Melville supermarket and Naval Base service station where the card was used the morning after the robbery.