Another Oslo home burgled

2011-10-04 00:00

BURGLARS targeted another house in Oslo Beach last Saturday. They made off with jewellery, a laptop and clothing.

The break-in took place in Pollux Road, where a 62-year-old woman was raped and her 82-year-old father assaulted in another home last week.

Although the house burgled on Saturday was equipped with an alarm system, the burglars managed to enter without setting off the alarm.

“We wondered why the security company had not responded,” said Lilly Govender, who arrived home at about 3.10 pm and disarmed the alarm on the same day.

“I then received a call from the security company to say they had picked up a signal and wanted to know if everything was okay.”

Govender said she proceeded through the rest of the house and found it in chaos.

“The place was in such a mess. It was a total violation of our privacy,” said Govender.

She said it was puzzling that the criminals’ presence had not triggered the alarm.

Her son Seelan and his family were away at the time of the break-in.

He said the burglars had removed the security gate and broken the glass at the bottom half of an aluminium stable door.

“This was definitely the work of more than one person,” said Seelan.

He said he could not place a cash value on the stolen jewellery as most of it was exclusive and had appreciated over the years.

“It’s very difficult for me to estimate an amount. Those pieces will never be replaced,” he said.

The owner of the security company declined to comment, saying the matter is still under investigation.

Break-ins have also become common in the Marburg area.

The victim of another burglary claims that she and her family are being watched. The woman, who does not want to be named, said she and her family left for Durban at 10.15 am on Sunday only to receive a call 45 minutes later from the security company.

“The operator said the alarm had been triggered and a patrol car was on its way to check if there had been a break-in,” said the woman.

The burglars gained entry by cutting the burglar bars and removing a window.

“They managed to steal food items from the freezer as the alarm sounded,” she said.

It was the second break-in at the house in five weeks. In the first one the burglars also stole food from the freezer.

“It is very costly to repair damaged property and an incon­venience to clean up after the burglars,” the homeowner said.

witness@feveronline.co.za

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