Young woman, 21, relives the traumatic moment she locked herself in her bedroom as two home intruders tried to beat down her door before fleeing with her purse and jewellery
- Madeleine Italiano was at family’s farm home in Harvey, 140km south of Perth
- Two people in a blue sedan broke a glass and unlocked the back door
- Ms Italiano called her dad while hiding in her bedroom fearing for her life
- The intruders fled when her dad arrived on his motorbike
A woman who barricaded herself in a bedroom while intruders ransacked her home said she thought she was ‘going to die’ when they began trying to kick the door in.
Madeleine Italiano was at her family’s farm house in Harvey, 140km south of Perth, when she saw two people drive up in a blue sedan.
The 21-year-old did not open the door but instead called her father asking if he could see the vehicle from the farm.
The intruders suddenly broke a glass and unlocked the back door forcing Ms Italiano to lock herself in her bedroom.
Madeleine Italiano (pictured) was at her family’s farm home in Harvey, about 140km from Perth, when she saw two people drive up in a blue sedan and try to break in
‘I started screaming and calling my dad but then the phone cut off,’ she told The West Australian.
Ms Italiano said one of the intruders tried kicking the door down which left her fearing the worst.
‘She started threatening me and told me to open it,’ Ms Italiano said.
‘She then started kicking the door with her foot, trying to get in. I just knew I could not give up.’
Ms Italiano’s dad eventually rode up on his motorcycle and
The intruders fled when Ms Italiano’s dad approached the house on his motorbike.
Ms Italiano said it would ‘take a while’ to feel safe in her home once again.
The intruders escaped with her purse and jewellery.
The intruders got away with Ms Italiano’s purse and jewellery after breaking into her family home