Fiver robbers apparently made their way into the wronged house in Tawau early Saturday morning. twau-police-chief

The home owner Supt Ramli (pic) is acting Tawau Police chief. At time of robbery he was alone at his Taman Ria 5 house in this Sabah east coast district when the intruders broke in at about 2am reports The Star.

He was stabbed once in the left abdomen after he challenged the intruders. Despite his injury, he managed to alert the Tawau district police headquarters on his walkie-talkie.

Police rushed to the house and Supt Ramli was taken to the Tawau General Hospital and admitted into the intensive care unit there.

When contacted, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said Supt Ramli, who took over as acting Tawau OCPD about a month ago, was in stable condition.

Massive manhunt is underway for the robbers.