”The girls are in shock and have been taken to hospital,” said police spokesperson Stefan Gustafsson to news agency TT.
The two girls, who are sisters and both under 15 years of age, were at home alone when the burglars struck. After being locked in together in a bathroom, one of them managed to alert the police on a mobile phone.
When the girl spoke to the police she didn’t know whether the perpetrators were still in the house, but when the officers arrived shortly after, the thieves had scarpered. They are currently being sought by police.
According to the officers, one of the girls was ”partly tied up” and had been exposed to some violence but neither had sustained any serious physical injuries.
Police are still not clear on what might have been removed from the house in connection with the burglary or if there was anything specific that the robbers were after. Neither are they aware of any specific threat against the family.
”We can’t say anything about the details. It is way too early,” said Gustafsson.
A preliminary investigation has been launched, classifying the offence as attempted aggravated robbery and unlawful imprisonment.