From today's news (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/women-hide-in-garage-during-house-raid/story-e6frfku9-1225951176182#ixzz14r6fUkPu) we have this article:
Women hide in garage during house raid
A PERTH woman and her daughter locked themselves in their garage as masked burglars smashed their way through the front door of their home with wooden poles, police say.
At about 4.30am WST (7:30am AEDT) today, the 56-year-old woman woke up after hearing a noise to witness a man whose face was covered with a black bandana emerging from her walk-in wardrobe.
He then ran past the woman and jumped out the window of the home in Coogee, south of Perth.
As the woman was calling police, several other people began smashing their way through the front door.
Her daughter woke up and joined her mother in trying to stop the offenders getting through the door but they were soon struck with wooden poles, police said.
The mother and daughter rushed to their garage and locked themselves inside as the offenders began smashing the windows of cars parked in the driveway.
The offenders left in a Ford Falcon sedan they had stolen on Tuesday night from a home in South Lake, south of Perth, and which was seen leaving an attempted burglary at a chemist some time later.
One of the offenders is described as being dark-skinned, 183cm tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing.
Anyone who can assist in this investigation are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Luckily it seems that the home occupants were not seriously hurt - luckily.