: A housewife, in her 40s, was injured when an unknown man slashed her wrist in a robbery in Taman Haruan, Kelang Lama here, this morning.
The woman was opening the gate of her house to drive her two sons and a daughter to school when a man wearing a motorcycle helmet approached her at 7 am.
Her son Kamarul Ashraf Kamarul Azman, 11, said he, his brother, 13, and sister, 15, were in the car when he saw his mother struggling with a man who had grabbed her handbag.
"I heard my mother shouting for help and the man slashed her wrist using a parang before fleeing with her handbag," he said when met today.
He said his mother was then sent to the Kulim Hospital (HK) for treatment before lodging a police report.
The woman, however declined to be interviewed.
Meanwhile, Kulim District Police chief Supt Abdullah Arshad, when contacted, confirmed receiving a report on the case.